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Health care teams turn to CBD oil to treat difficult symptoms of dementia

Health care teams turn to CBD oil to treat difficult symptoms of dementia

CTVNews.ca Staff | July 8, 2019

Aggression and other disruptive behaviours linked to Alzheimer’s disease are notoriously difficult to treat, sometimes leading to patients being restrained or medically sedated, but some doctors are now investigating the potential for success with a new strategy: CBD oil.

Family members of patients with dementia say CBD oil, short for Cannabidiol and derived from the cannabis plant, can make a world of difference.

David Scholey’s yelling used to echo through the hallways of his Ontario long term care facility in Fenelon Falls, Ont. Ever since he tried CBD oil two months ago, the 76-year-old’s dementia-related disruptions have declined.

Health care teams turn to CBD oil to treat difficult symptoms of dementia






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