Cannabis Can Help Brain Awareness and Alzheimers
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. This was designed to bring our attention to the millions of people worldwide who are impacted by alzheimers or another form of dementia (this includes caregivers, too).
At MyJane we study research and gather data about the impact that cannabis has on brain awareness, Alzheimer’s, and other ailments. We’ve discovered some impressive results, including a recent study that indicates medical cannabis improves brain function after 3 months of use. The study conducted by McClean Hospital in Massachusetts found evidence that medical cannabis has a positive impact on the brain.
By observing a test group for 3 months the report found that medical cannabis use:
- Improved task performance as well as changes in brain activation patterns.
- Caused notable decreases in pharmaceutical medication use, particularly opioids and benzodiazepines, following 3 months of medical cannabis treatment.
- Promoted significant improvements in relationships to depression, sleep, and improved quality of life.
Patients who participated in the McClean Hospital study sought treatment for a variety of conditions including pain, anxiety/PTSD, sleep and mood. These are the same conditions that we strive to find solutions for at MyJane.
We find this research to be promising and are delighted to see data-driven results being tracked and shared to help increase awareness about the many benefits of cannabis.
We also want to remind you to give some love to the caregivers of alzheimer’s patients for their tireless dedication and care of loved ones. We honor everyone who’s touched by the heartbreaking loss of memory and brain function.
The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to finding a cure. You can learn more about their efforts and how you can support the cause here.
When you have canna-curious questions, your MyJane Wellness Concierge is standing by to answer your call at 1-833-MYJANE2. You can also join our community here.