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Medical Marijuana Strains for Alzheimers

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Medical marijuana has been shown to ease the symptoms of those who suffer with Alzheimer’s disease. Here at Sensible Seeds we have undertaken extensive research into the cannabis strains and treatments that will offer the most benefits for Alzheimer’s disease. Sensible Seeds is committed to bringing beneficial cannabis strains and related medical marijuana information to you, and all medical marijuana patients. We are updating our website as new discoveries come to light and have therefore started to source a range of useful information from a variety of well-established medical marijuana

What is Alzheimer's disease?

Alzheimer's disease is the single most common cause of dementia. Dementia is a condition that broadly encompasses a group of symptoms associated with a decline in the way your brain functions. It particularly affects the memory and the way you behave. With Alzheimer's disease brain cells are lost progressively and the condition continues to deteriorate over time.

The condition mainly affects people over the age of 65, with slightly more women than men. The Alzheimer’s Society estimates that dementia affects around 650,000 people in England, with Alzheimer’s disease responsible for around 62% of dementia cases. Worldwide, the number of people with Alzheimer's disease affects over 35 million people or 1 in 10 individuals over the age of 65. Early-onset dementia occurs in 2% of the population under the age of 65. Without a cure, the number of people with Alzheimer's disease is expected to triple in the next 50 years.

Alzheimer's disease is classified into 3 clinical stages. The mild stage sees short-term memory loss, spatial disorientation and minor deficits in learning and communication. At the moderate stage, progressive deterioration leads to difficulty performing everyday tasks and an impaired long-term memory. Communication and motor skills may also be affected. In the severe stage the patient is completely reliant on caregivers with severely impaired speech, an inability to recognize familiar people and loss of control of bodily functions 

 The cause of Alzheimer’s disease

The exact cause for Alzheimer’s disease is unknown, although there are a number of things that increase the risk of developing the condition. These include:

·         Family history

·         Getting older

·         previous severe head injuries

·         lifestyle factors and conditions associated with vascular disease

The primary marker for Alzheimer's is an accumulation of β-amyloid (Aβ) deposits in the brain. These trigger the degeneration of neurons in this disease.


Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive condition. It continues to get worse. Symptoms are initially mild and easily missed. They include

·         difficulty saying the right words or problems with language

·         minor memory problems

As Alzheimer’s disease develops, other symptoms include

·         Personality or behavioural changes

·         Disorientation


Conventional medical treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Medication can slow down the development of the condition in some people or a care plan can be created that provides support. Current pharmaceutical treatments are only capable of providing patients with relief from symptoms during early stages of the disease. There are no available treatments that stop or reverse the progression of Alzheimer's disease. 

Medical marijuana and Alzheimer’s disease

Emerging evidence from research suggests that medical marijuana can provide relief from symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and may even slow the progression of the disease itself. Researchers at the Roskamp Institute in Florida demonstrated that cannabinoids - the active chemicals in marijuana - are able to reduce the build-up of a key indicator of Alzheimer's disease among MMJ patients. For a long time, scientists have linked the loss of cell and brain tissue in Alzheimer's to abnormal structures called beta-amyloid (Aβ) plaque. Levels of plaque in a patient's brain can even predict the severity of symptoms and tissue damage suffered.

Research published in the Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience journal, showed that cannabinoids reverse the build-up of plaque in Alzheimer's by expelling it from the brain, because as Corbin Bachmeier, Ph.D, explained, Alzheimer's is not a result of abnormal production of the plaque, but "the result of impaired Aβ clearance from the brain." His team have suggested that the chemicals in marijuana can aid the plaque in crossing the blood-brain barrier, so that plaque levels can be kept low in healthy people. Previous studies show that this process is blocked in patients with Alzheimer's disease.

Prior research had already linked marijuana chemicals to a reduction in both plaque levels and Alzheimer's symptoms. Tim Karl, Ph.D, a senior investigator at Neuroscience Research Australia noted that cannabinoids have a variety of effects that could be helpful in treating Alzheimer’s disease. His research identified that mice with Alzheimer's experienced dramatic improvements in memory after treatment with cannabidiol (CBD).

Gary Wenk, Ph.D, a professor of neuroscience, immunology and medical genetics at Ohio State University has been working for 25 years to show that the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabinoids are useful in Alzheimer's. Other similar research at Scripps Research in San Diego has demonstrated that marijuana is actually a neuronal growth promoter and is a better bet when compared with a number of prescription drugs that are currently administered by medical practitioners and doctors.

The tetrahydrocannabinol or THC component of medical marijuana (or MMJ) significantly reduces the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. MMJ patients have reported the relief from symptoms they have experienced after they have been given optimal doses of medical marijuana. It is especially helpful for dealing with the troublesome symptoms of Alzheimer’s such as disturbed motor skills, loss of memory, diminished intellect and social skills, and dementia. Scientists believe that medical marijuana based drug treatment for MMJ patients is a lot more effective when compared with the current treatment systems in place.

So how does medical marijuana and Alzheimer’s disease work? The THC active ingredient in marijuana decreases the production of acetylcholinesterase, a neural enzyme that is known to trigger the formation of these harmful protein deposits in the brain. The enzyme also reduces the levels of acetylcholine, an important and essential neurotransmitter.  

Medical marijuana for Alzheimer’s disease – Sensible Seeds

The Sensible Seeds team are constantly updating the list of marijuana seeds available to sufferers of urinary incontinence and other medical marijuana patients. Keep checking back at the Sensible Seeds websites for updates on medical marijuana for urinary incontinence, overactive bladder or bladder control problems - or contact us for advice and further information.

Barney's Farm -  Acapulco Gold - Feminized -


Green House Seeds -  Alaskan Ice -  Feminised -


Paradise - Dutch Dragon  - Regular -


Freedom of Seeds- Godberry - Regular -


Mr Nice - Skunk Haze  - Regular -


Seedsman seeds - Indian Haze Seeds - Regular -


Sensi Seeds - Jack Flash - Regular -


Flying Dutchman - Kerala Krush -  Regular -


CannaBiogen – Leshaze -  Regular -


Kiwi Seeds - Mako Haze  - Feminised -


Sensi Seeds - Mexican Sativa - Regular -


Finest Medical Seeds - Northern Lights 5 Haze -  Feminized -


Secret Garden Seeds  - OGRE - Auto Regular -


Flying Dutchman - Pineapple Punch -  Regular -


G13 Labs - Purple Haze - Feminised -


Barney's Farm - Red Cherry Berry -  Feminized -


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