Many Americans age 65 and older suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. And that adds up to over 5 million people already diagnosed with it. The at-risk population continues to grow swiftly, and without intervention, this chronic neurodegenerative brain disorder is predicted to impact sixteen million people in this country by the year 2050. There is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Treatment has largely been focused on controlling the symptoms but the commonly prescribed medications result in various adverse side effects, including nausea, vomiting, indigestions, reduced appetite, chest pain and even Some of the long-term problems include convulsions, stroke, heart, and liver issues. But there’s some good news, recent studies show that elements found in the cannabis sativa plant are helpful in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and HIV dementia. Cannabinoids have the capability to remove lots of the buildup of senile plaques and to inhibit the inflammatory process that speeds the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. In a recent four-week study, various patients afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease were given cannabis oil and the results indicated a significant decrease in delusions, agitations, irritability, apathy, and sleep distress. A study performed on mice with advanced Alzheimer’s disease demonstrated that one combination of THC and CBD decreased memory problems. Research continues, however success stories are now offering new hope for patients and their family members. Now, people can take advantage of a natural remedy that causes no adverse side-effects. Plus it’s far less costly for people than conventional medications. With legalization of of medical marijuana, more and more people are getting the help they need. This safe and effective treatment also offers potential for preventative measures.