I've recently started my Mom on 5 mg THC/CBD Chews (gummies) and have witnessed a wonderful change in Mom's anxiety. Her sundowning has all but gone. She has a wonderful appetite and is sleeping right through the night. She's a whole new person and is so much easier to be around. She had been taking Lorazepam for her anxiety and although it worked for the anxiety it has caused her personality to become so much more agitated. We've stopped with the anti anxiety meds and are now on THC/CBD only. Does anyone have any experience using THC/CBD gummies as to the long-term effect on Alzheimer's patients?
You mention 5mg, but what is the THC/CBD ratio?
Given the bewildering number of strains available did you work with a medical marijuana dispensary to determine the most beneficial product or were you just winging it?
I also agree with Geaton that who cares about long term effects of CBD gummies? These elders with advanced dementia & ALZ aren't going to be around 'long term' anyway, so the only thing that matters is short term relief.
THC has two different strains that will affect the body differently - indica vs. sativa. Sativas are known for their “head high,” an invigorating, energizing effect that can help reduce anxiety or stress and increase creativity and focus. Indicas are typically associated with full-body effects, such as increasing deep relaxation and reducing insomnia. (Indica puts one “in da couch”.)
I would say a combination of a sativa (THC) and CBD probably offers the most benefits.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical doctor or medical professional of any type. This is my personal assessment of information and data available to the general public.
I am not a medical Dr but your personal assessment I agree totally. 60 year user for maintenance user.
I do repeat my self periodically
It wasn't legal up until recently, so how could there be any long-term studies?
Also, medical studies rely on accurate feedback from study subjects. How do you think someone with advancing dementia/ALZ would be able to tell anyone anything about what's going on with their bodies? It's not possible. That's one of the reasons why there are so few drugs for people with cognitive impairment.
What could be worse than the long-term effects of dementia/ALZ on a person? Side-effects from THC will probably be the least of their problems...
Wonderful news. glad it is helping.
Oh almost forgot to say. Yes I have used the drops (no THC) for my dh aunt, her dog, my back. This was several years ago. I know beyond a shadow of doubt it helped all three of us.
Just like any medication there can be side effects and stopping or starting a medication can have problems.
If this is working for you/ for mom great. Like a lot of medications what works for one does not always work for another and what does is effective for one another may need a different dose to be effective.
So I didn't want to get her agitated more by taking it out of her mouth, so she chewed it up. I Didn't know what else to do, so I sat with her like always, and about 40 minutes in, she was so calm and laughing and talking up a storm.
IT WAS AMAZING, CALM, NO SMACKING ALL DAY! I COULD'NT BELIEVE IT
MIND BLOWING AND SO NICE TO SEE HER LIKE THAT!!!
THC/CBD ( INDICA )
She is 86 yrs. Has had Alzheimers for 18 yrs.
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