CBD For Dementia

More and more people are contacting us about whole flower CBD for dementia. Dementia is defined as “the loss of cognitive functioning — thinking, remembering, and reasoning — to such an extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life and activities.” The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s Disease, which was discussed in the last blog.

After learning about how CBD helps Alzheimer’s by removing plaque-forming proteins from brain cells, we decided to investigate other dementia-related conditions that can benefit from the consumption of CBD such as Vascular, Dementia with Lewy bodies, Parkinson’s disease, Frontotemporal dementia, and Huntington’s disease.

Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia

Known as BPSD, the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia affect up to 90% of all patients over the course of their illness. As the brain deteriorates, the following BPSD symptoms often become present:

  • Agitation
  • Restlessness, pacing and wandering
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Apathy
  • Disinhibition
  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations

They types of behaviours can cause a lot of distress to patients and caregivers, and are independently associated with poor outcomes including long-term hospitalization and early institutionalization.

Luckily, it has been found that CBD may be an effective and safe choice for managing BPSD in dementia patients.

Medical Support

In future blogs, we’ll dive into specific ways in which CBD can contribute to the well being of those suffering from cognitive-related illnesses. The simple knowledge that it can reduce anxiety in both patients and caregivers is a big relief. Over the last 3 years, the number one reason for CBD use has shifted from pain to anxiety relief. It says a lot about the state of our world.

Additionally, the presence of inflammation is a major cause of ill health, and it’s well known about the anti-inflammatory benefits of CBD.

Whole Flower CBD for Dementia

You can feel safe knowing that full spectrum CBD products like our Whole Flower Fluid contain all the healthy cannabinoids in the same proportions as nature provides. Raw, water soluble and so effective most people on need 2 drops per day, we are here to support you and your family’s health and happiness.