Many Americans age 65 plus older currently suffer from Alzheimer’s disease… That adds up to over five million people already diagnosed with it and the at-risk population continues to grow. This chronic neurodegenerative brain disorder is predicted to impact sixteen million people in this country by 2050, and at this time, there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Treatment has largely been focused on controlling the symptoms and unfortunately, the commonly prescribed medications result in various adverse side effects, including nausea, vomiting, indigestion, and reduced appetite. Some of the long-term complications include convulsions, stroke, heart, liver and sometimes even kidney complications. There is some wonderful news, though! Recent studies show that elements found in the cannabis sativa plant are helpful in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and even HIV dementia. Cannabinoids have the capability to remove the buildup of senile plaques. And they inhibit the inflammatory process that speeds the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. In one study, 10 patients afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease were given cannabis oil. Results indicated a significant decrease in their delusions, agitations, irritability, apathy, sleep plus caregiver distress. One study performed on mice with advanced Alzheimer’s disease demonstrated that a combination of THC plus CBD decreased their memory impairment problems. The research continues, but their success stories offer new hope for patients. And now people can take advantage of a natural remedy that causes no adverse side-effects and it’s also far less expensive than most conventional medications. With the legalization of of medical marijuana, more people are getting the help they need. This safe, effective treatment offers potential for preventative measures, too.