Watching my father slip away from us has been one, if not the most painful things I have ever experienced.
- But, that is what Alzhiemers does to people.
They just get further and further removed from reality and the life that they know. Yet, we just got some great news now that there is medical cannabis in our state. The fight to get medical cannabis was one that has been waged for nearly a decade. This time, when it got on the ballot, it passed. That was quite a relief for all the people who want and need access to medical marijuana to help with what ails them. It’s also something that I never thought I would giving to my dad. He is at a point where he really just can’t live on his own any longer. I am self employed and work from a home office. This allows me to keep him here with me. Actually, I have a small little cottage behind my house that he calls home. It took a bit of coaxing to get him to try the cannabis products but he finally gave in. I had hoped the cannabis education that I was a part of was right. There have been a lot of studies done that show medical cannabis to aid in dementia. The first time he tried it, there was a definite difference. Honestly, I could see that total recognition in his eyes. Gone was the frightfulness that lingered in there. I’m hoping with added use, I will be able to spend more lucid time with my father and he with me.