Alzheimer's disease

Dr. Michael Duplessie, FRCS Ophth (Glasgow), M.B., B.Ch., L.R.C.P. & S.I., B.A.O., B.A.

Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a brain disorder that results in a gradual decline in cognitive abilities and neuronal function. Currently, the available treatments for AD are effective only in the early stages of the disease. The full extent of AD’s cause and effects are yet to be completely revealed, and finding new ways to treat this disease is of utmost importance.

Cannabinoids have been known for centuries for their recreational and pharmacological properties. Recently, the scientific community has started to explore the potential use of cannabinoids in AD therapy, with sometimes contradictory outcomes. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is highly expressed in the hippocampus and cortex, leading to concerns that cannabis use/abuse may cause memory and learning dysfunction in vulnerable individuals.

However, the latest findings in AD rodent models have shown that cannabinoids may be promising in reducing amyloid plaque deposition and stimulating hippocampal neurogenesis. Clinical trials have also reported beneficial effects on several dementia-related symptoms after cannabinoid treatments. Therefore, future studies should focus on identifying the appropriate therapeutic dosage and timing of treatment to maximize the benefits of using cannabinoids in AD therapy.

In summary, while the use of cannabinoids for AD therapy is still in its early stages, the latest research offers hope for the development of effective and safe drugs. The road ahead may be long, but with continued scientific investigation, we may eventually find a solution to combat this devastating disease.

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Throughout my career, I have been dedicated to breaking conventions and helping those in need. My passion for medicine began during my time working in refugee camps in Thailand, and since then, I have made it my mission to provide care and support to those who need it most.

As a pioneer in the field of ophthalmology, I have made numerous contributions and innovations in the field of corneal transplantation and laser surgery.  I am comfortable challenging conventions.

I have seen firsthand the positive impact medical marijuana can have on patients struggling with pain and anxiety. 

My experiences have shown me that medical marijuana can offer significant benefits with minimal side effects, providing patients with an alternative to traditional pharmaceutical medications. Despite its potential, the government’s stance on marijuana is outdated and in need of revision. 

Through my observations, I have seen prescription rates for pain, stress, insomnia, anxiety to name just a few, drastically decrease among patients who have obtained a medical marijuana card, and I believe that this is a testament to its effectiveness.

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