Previous studies have indicated that CBD might offer some level of relief from the effects of Alzheimer's Disease because of its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects. However, since Alzheimer's has yet to allow us to find means to reverse the effects of this degenerative disease, concrete improvements in peoples' conditions have been difficult to make. But, now, for the first time ever, scientists in the Land Down Under have looked at what benefits long term oral application of CBD might have on Alzeheimers. They have uncovered that it improves social recognition in mice afflicted with the condition.
Here's an excerpt from a previous report:
"One of the most dramatic and disturbing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease is the loss of social recognition; many patients fail to recognize even their own children. Seemingly irreversible changes happen in the brain when a person gets Alzheimer’s, making treatment of the disease very difficult.
The importance of this study is two fold, albeit, nothing earth shattering yet. But, first, with the advancement of genome study which is occurring rapidly, scientists and doctors may be able to determine who is at risk for developing Alzheimers, and begin administering CBD prior to it's development. Secondly, for anyone who has a fear of developing it, that person can certainly begin taking CBD for Alzheimers now in an attempt to prevent it's development.
Again, obviously, there is still MUCH research to be done on CBD and Alzheimer's Disease. But, it is most exciting to get concrete evidence that this extract from hemp and marijuana is having some degree of positive effects on this condition.