CBD, dementia and Alzheimer's

CBD, dementia and Alzheimer's

Ageing is inevitable - it's coming for all of us! Ageing of the body and ageing of the brain (Dementia) 

are two different things. We exercise, eat healthily, try to limit alcohol - all these things

to keep the body young and healthy. An ageing brain can develop into Alzheimer's disease

or dementia, which is devastating for both patient and family. But what can we do to

keep your brain young and healthy? CBD for dementia could be the answer. It could slow down diseases

progression - perhaps even preventing it. Find out everything you need to know about Alzheimer's and dementia 

and how CBD can be used to treat these disorders. 

What is Alzheimer's disease and dementia?


Dementia is a syndrome, not a disease. A syndrome is a group of symptoms without a definitive diagnosis.

Dementia is a group of symptoms that affect mental cognitive tasks such as memory

and considerations. Dementia is an umbrella term that can include Alzheimer's disease. It can

can lead to a range of diseases, the most common of which is Alzheimer's disease. Thus, Alzheimer's disease is similar

to dementia.

Different types of dementia

So far, we have actually identified 10 different types of dementia:

1. Alzheimer's disease

2. Vascular dementia

3. Parkinson's disease

4. Dementia with Lewy

5. Huntington's disease

6. Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

7. Frontotemporal dementia

8. Kreutzfeldt-Jakob League

9. Other causes of dementia


All the common diseases we associate with ageing are umbrellas for dementia. They are all associated with

cognitive health.

Ageing involves subtle changes in the structure, chemistry and function of the brain, which usually

starts in the middle. By the time we reach our 60s and beyond, our brains are typically smaller

size, reduced blood flow and lower levels of neurotransmitters and hormones.

Although the brain loses some neurons as we get older, the loss is not as dramatic or as

widespread, as scientists once thought. There is also a striking increase in memory and cognitive abilities

decline are no longer considered natural consequences of the ageing process. We now know that they are

symptoms of disease processes such as dementia, severe and progressive impairment of memory, communication and

deterioration in thinking.

Early signs of Alzheimer's and dementia

The best prevention is to be aware of the early signs of any form of dementia.

Symptoms of dementia vary depending on the cause, but common signs and symptoms include

may include:

1. Cognitive changes

2. Memory loss, usually noticed by a spouse or someone else

3. Difficulty communicating or finding words

4. Difficulties with vision and spatial abilities, such as getting lost while driving

5. Challenge of the mind or problem solving

6. Exhausting difficult work

7. Less well planned and organised than in the past

8. Loss of coordination and motor function

9. Confusion and disorientation

10. Psychological changes

11. Personality changes

12. Depression

13. Anxiety

14. Misbehaviour

15. Confusion

16. Agitation

17. Leaving work or social activities


What does CBD do to the brain?

CBD has been known to alleviate ailments such as inflammation, arthritis, help treat

insomnia, bone disease, seizures, anxiety and certain cancers. With millions of these claims, there are

The question is, what does it do to our brains and bodies?

By interacting with receptors such as dopamine (our FEEL-GOOD hormone), it can help

the body to produce more cannabinoids and regulate behaviour and cognition. One of the main reasons,

for which CBD has gained fame is its ability to target serotonin (another FEEL-GOOD hormone)

receptors that can help with disorders such as pain, depression and anxiety,

nausea, vomiting, schizophrenia and more.

Antioxidants are compounds that fight the harmful oxidative stress caused by our cells and

Brain. Studies on CBD have shown that it acts as an antioxidant and its antioxidant properties appear to

properties to protect the brain. In addition, researchers have observed that CBD's antioxidant neuroprotective

the effect is more powerful than other substances with well-known brain defences such as,

vitamin C and vitamin E.


CBD for Alzheimer's and dementia


Dementia-related conditions that may be helped by CBD include Alzheimer's disease, vascular

dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), Parkinson's disease, frontotemporal dementia and

Huntington's disease.

According to researchers at the Salk Institute in California, their 2017 study found evidence that such

cannabinoids like CBD could help remove dementia from brain cells and increase the connections between them.

These results have been confirmed by other laboratories. Although the US Food and Drug Administration has yet to

to approve CBD medicines for dementia, and it approved CBD-based medicines for epilepsy.

There are three ways CBD can help improve health outcomes for people with dementia:

reducing inflammation, decreasing oxygen buildup and acting as a brain stimulant, and

neuroprotector. CBD can also reduce stress and anxiety in individuals with dementia,

as well as reducing deterioration in memory and other brain functions.


It should be noted that CBD and litigation companies are positive about its positive impact,

that CBD can affect the metabolism of other medicines (see the warning about grapefruit on prescription

medicines) and if you are taking blood thinners, do not start taking CBD without first consulting your doctor.


CBD dosage in Alzheimer's and dementia

It is important to note that CBD products are not endorsed by any legal entity for

diagnose, cure, alleviate, treat or prevent any disease. We cannot imply

claims regarding the efficacy of our specific CBD products in treating or curing any disease or

medical condition. So below is only what we recommend.

Start with low doses: the first step to finding the lowest effective dose is to set the starting dose

dose. Since many people report good results with CBD at low doses, we suggest starting with

from the minimum dose and slowly increase the dose until you find results. For example 2-4 drops twice a day.

IMPORTANT: Hold the oil under your tongue (without swallowing) for as long as possible - even 2-3 minutes.

Maintain the initial dose for 2-3 days, paying attention to how CBD interacts with your body.

If you don't get the benefits you need, increase the daily dose after the first 2-3 days of the initial CBD dose

1-2 drops.

Remember that your endocannabinoid system works throughout your body at the cellular and sub-cellular level. CBD

is a whole-body compound. When you first start using CBD, pay attention to everything that happens

In your body. Don't be surprised if you notice various dosing benefits.


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