Alzheimer’s disease is a bastard without a cure. It’s the sixth leading cause of death in America per the Center for Disease Control, and according to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1 in 9 American adults over 65 has it.
However, there may be a ray of hope ahead for sufferers and their families. According to observational trial data published online in advance of print in The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, medical cannabis oil containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may help with behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
In Israel, where the nation’s 23,000 doctors may imminently be allowed to prescribe cannabis, Israeli researchers observed ten volunteer Alzheimer’s patients treated with medical cannabis oil containing THC over a period of four weeks, finding its administration led to “significant decrease” in delusions, agitation, aggression, irritability, apathy,