2020 Study: CBD Dementia Effects

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  • learn why CBD is a promising treatment for dementia
  • know exactly how CBD helps protect the brain from aging and dementia
  • discover the oral CBD dosages being tested and possible adverse effects
  • find out how this powerful nonintoxicating compound can benefit you

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2020 Study: CBD dementia benefits are being investigated in new double-blind trial. #cbd #dementia tell a friend


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Published February 2019





Our summary

  • This study will test the safety of a cannabis-based oil with a THC:CBD ratio of 3:2 (3 parts THC to 2 parts CBD).
  • The study will test CBD benefits for dementia by assessing effects on dementia behavior symptoms, quality of life and pain relief (1).

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  • 18 week, randomized, double-blind crossover trial
  • 2-week eligibility period
  • two 6-week treatment cycles
  • two 2-week washout periods (2)

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  • 50 participants with dementia
  • currently living in a residential care facility (3)


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Data will be collected on 7 occasions for the following assessments:

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Do you struggle with chronic pain or know someone who does? Patients over 50 with chronic pain symptoms have quality sleep and wake up less during the night.  See the full study here.




Video: Care for the elderly with cannabinoids


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Keywords: Behavioural and neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia (BPSD); Crossover trial; Dementia; Medicinal cannabis; Pain; Quality of life



Timler A, Bulsara C, Bulsara M, Vickery A, Smith J, Codde J. Use of cannabinoid-based medicine among older residential care recipients diagnosed with dementia: study protocol for a double-blind randomised crossover trial. Trials. 2020;21(1):188. Published 2020 Feb 14. doi:10.1186/s13063-020-4085-x

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