Alzhiemers is a really cruel disease.
It’s brutal for the lady going through it plus it’s so tough for those caring for the loved one who has it.
There is just nothing that will totally change that, at least currently. However in our case, I’m not looking for a cure nearly as much as I’m looking for some comfort for our dad. That’s where medical marijuana has made such a difference. Dad has been being robbed more and more of her lucidity with every month that goes by. Yet, there are times where she is there and right with me. I am able to look into her eyup plus see the recognition plus the calm. It’s ten times better than the fear I see in her eyup when she is dealing with so much confusion. That is heartbreaking to watch. Just around 6 weeks ago, I started getting some cannabis education by going to cannabis events at the legal weed shop near us. I l received that medical cannabis can aid those dealing with dementia. Calming our dad and also allowing for more plus longer episodes of lucidity. I l received a lot of cannabis information so I started to work through the medical marijuana regulations to get dad’s ability to get to it as well. It’s sort of interesting that she is getting treated with medical cannabis. I’ve explained what it is to him. Mostly, she thinks it’s another medicine. But a single day, she said she never thought he’d live to be a hippie. And she had that fantastic big grin on her face that I’ve known all my day to day life. Medical cannabis is helping our dad deal with this horrible disease. And I’m so grateful for the few extra moments that both of us offer.