Even if he has an episode where he cannot remember things, at least the marijuana helps with the agitation.
There is a history of Alzheimer’s in my family. I always worry that one day I will end up forgetting what my kids look like, and I do my best to enjoy each and every moment with my family. My dad has been suffering from Alzheimer’s since he was 65 years old. It’s gotten a lot worse in the last 5 years. We had to get a full-time nurse for my dad and then he had to go live at an assisted living facility. The assisted living facility is a nice place for my dad, because the nurses help him remember to take all of his medications. Recently my dad started using Medical marijuana. Medical marijuana helps my dad feel less agitated during the evening hours when the Alzheimer’s symptoms seem to be the worst. My dad has his choice between a hard candy or a gummy after dinner. Both of the products have the same milligrams of thc. The low dose medical marijuana product absolutely helps my dad feel more calm and relaxed. Even if he has an episode where he cannot remember things, at least the marijuana helps with the agitation. Since my dad started using the medical marijuana product, he has been more lucid in the evenings when me and the kids have gone to see him. Last week he remembered everyone and even recalled a time when he took all of the kids on a camping weekend with fishing and kayaking. It was nice to see my dad laughing and connecting with the kids. They really miss having time with him.