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Can Cannabis Help Treat Dementia?

Can Cannabis Help Treat Dementia?

With medical marijuana being used to treat more and more ailments, the question of whether cannabis can help dementia sufferers needs to be addressed. Researchers in the UK will test whether a cannabis-based drug might benefit those suffering from dementia in a new study. The drug, Sativex, has already been approved in the United Kingdom to treat muscle stiffness and…

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When A Spouse or Aging Parent Needs a Nursing Home

When A Spouse or Aging Parent Needs a Nursing Home

The decision to move an ill spouse or aging parent into a nursing home may be one of the most difficult choices we will ever have to make in life. In fact, it is common for spouses and adult children to promise they will never subject their loved one to “one of those places.” While that sentiment may be sincere,…

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Is It Dementia or Something Else?

Is It Dementia or Something Else?

Families are understandably concerned when an aging parent begins experiencing memory loss or confusion. Is it Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia? It may be neither. There are several physical conditions which present symptoms that could be mistaken for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Thyroid Disease There are two types of thyroid disease: hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (an…

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