Anyone who had a parent of loved one with Alzhiemers or any sort of dementia knows the pain of that disease.
My dad is in the mid stages of dementia and I find it really tough at times to help him.
This isn’t going to be cured and he may not live all that much longer. My wish for him is to have the most quality of life possible while he deals with this. Medical marijuana is helping in that pursuit. The medications he is on work well as far as I can tell. Yet, adding medical marijuana to his treatment has made some positive changes. It’s not going to completely relieve or reverse the dementia. That’s just not going to happen. However, I have noticed that he has more periods of clarity since incorporating the medical cannabis. The moments of recognition are more frequent and last longer with medical marijuana. Of course the disorientation periods return. And yet, those periods are not near as terrifying for him as they were. When he’s lucid, he knows what he has. When he’s not, it was so much fear before the medical marijuana. After using the cannabis gummies, there is an ease that is almost palpable when he is completely disoriented. That is an improvement. And any bonus quality of life moment my dad can experience is a win. It’s nice to be able to have a few more moments where we can talk like father and son. Now that he is living with me, I am the caregiver but he’s still my dad. Medical marijuana has helped him achieve more and longer lasting periods where he’s still trying to look after me.