Dementia patients will be given cannabis drug to ‘calm aggression and reduce distress’

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Scientists in the UK plan to treat dementia patients experiencing distress and agitation with a cannabis-based drug. Nearly 50% of all dementia patients deal with these symptoms and so far nothing else that’s been tried has worked. But, cannabis could.

HALF of dementia sufferers may be helped by a cannabis-based mouth spray, experts claim. British researchers want to test whether the peppermint-flavoured treatment can reduce agitation experienced by many with the disease.  Dementia patients will be given a cannabis-based drug to see if it can help […]

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