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JADEO Older Adults 1 month ago / Toronto, Ontario


[VIDEO] Treating Dementia and Alzheimer's with CBD

Could CBD be used to treat dementia and Alzheimer's? 

Owner of Calyx Wellness Danielle Blair sits down with Sandy who shares the emotional story of her mother's dementia diagnosis and how CBD played an integral role in improving her mother's quality of life. Watch below and grab some tissues. Trust us, you'll need them.


If you enjoyed this interview, there's more where that came from. Take a look at this clip from The Doctor's where they discuss the increased interest in cannabis amongst seniors.

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The views and opinions expressed in this video are of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of JADEO.

JADEO makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability with respect to any content contained within the video.

JADEO urges you to consult with a qualified physician for consultation, diagnosis and/or treatment plans with respect to your medical condition(s) and/or wellness goals.

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Stay informed. Stay healthy. 

#WeAreJADEO

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  • From Kimr

    That’s so wonderful, thank you for sharing!

JADEO Pain Management 2 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Joints For Joints: Cannabis And Joint Pain

Chronic joint pain is a widespread problem with many potential sources. While it isn't always easy to tell what exactly causes chronic joint pain, the Mayo Clinic suggests that the two most common causes are arthritis and arthralgia. For some, this chronic pain is manifested as a dull, aching pain that lasts for long periods of time, creating much annoyance and discomfort. For others, chronic pain can be absolutely debilitating, interfering with the ability to work or carry on with day-to-day activities.

A 2011 study conducted by the University of Alberta found that roughly 19% of Canadians reported suffering from chronic pain, with arthritis cited as the most prominent reason. Because there is no cure for arthritis, or for chronic joint pain in general, people who suffer from these pains are limited in treatment options.

In some cases, over the counter medications like acetaminophen and ibuprofen tend to help, but in more severe cases, prescription painkillers may be the only way to alleviate pain. These narcotics, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and codeine, are generally helpful for chronic pain patients who use the medications correctly. However, they are not natural substances; they are synthesized medications. As such, many patients are wary of using these prescription painkillers due to the risk of dependence and addiction to chemicals.
 

The Public Health Agency reported that, in 2017, there were at least 2,923 deaths related to opioid overdose. In many cases, people begin taking their prescribed painkillers as directed. Over time, however, their bodies build up tolerances to the drugs, requiring more to achieve the same effect. This is a slippery slope; as people take more narcotics, they become dependent on the drugs and could experience full physical addiction, needing the drugs to function or experiencing dangerous withdrawal symptoms without them.

Cannabis: A Natural Alternative

People have used cannabis medicinally for thousands of years, particularly in the treatment and management of chronic pain. Cannabis is a natural substance, rather than the synthesized chemical compounds present in prescription painkillers that can lead to opioid dependence, addiction, overdose, and death.
 

The primary active compounds in cannabis are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). To put it simply, THC is the compound most responsible for the "high" that accompanies cannabis use, while CBD tends to provide similar medicinal uses without the euphoria. Some strains of cannabis are higher in THC content, while others are contain more CBD.

Both THC and CBD have been used successfully in the treatment of chronic pain. However, some people are more sensitive to THC and may find the euphoric high uncomfortable, or may experience side effects like paranoia and restlessness. Because CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, it still provides the same medical benefits without the high.

Is Cannabis Effective for Treating Joint Pain?

Research published in 2008 in the Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management journal analyzed numerous studies conducted between the late 1980s and 2007. From these studies, the researchers concluded that CBD is extremely effective for treating chronic, difficult-to-treat pain. Researchers also determined that the use of CBD in pain management does not create the adverse side effects that occasionally accompany the use of prescription painkillers.
 

A study published in the June 1, 2017 edition of Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research found that cannabis is extremely effective in the treatment of chronic pain. 2,897 medical cannabis patients were interviewed for the research. According to the study, "81% [of respondents] 'strongly agreed/agreed' that taking cannabis by itself was more effective at treating their condition than taking cannabis with opioids." The patients in this study also overwhelmingly reported that cannabis alone was just as effective, if not more effective, than the use of prescription painkillers to manage pain, without the adverse effects.
 

On June 21, 2018, the Senate passed Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, and the full legalization of cannabis in Canada went into effect on October 17, 2018. For many, this offers the option to try cannabis as a safer, potentially more effective option in treating and managing their chronic joint pain.


Remember to always consult your doctor before beginning any type of wellness treatment.

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A Coalition of Canadian Physicians Is Developing Medical Marijuana Guidelines for Seniors

Calvin Hughes

As medical marijuana becomes increasingly popular among elderly Canadians, a  group of physicians are taking steps to make sure seniors get the advice they need about cannabis. The Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health has started developing guidelines to help seniors that are curious about medical marijuana. The guidelines aim to answer questions seniors might have like how cannabis will interact with other medications and common side effects of medical marijuana (including increased he [...]

https://www.civilized.life/articles/a-coalition-of-cana...

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JADEO Older Adults 2 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


[VIDEO] Older Adults Are Turning To Cannabis

Are seniors turning to cannabis? 

Yes, they are! Do you watch The Doctors? JADEO could not believe the amazing insight we gathered just from this short clip they did. If you have an aging parent or loved one, this is a must watch!


If you enjoyed this clip then be sure to check out our article Cannabis and Seniors: How Could Cannabis Help Alzheimer's Disease? Add to the conversation by commenting below with your thoughts on the topic!

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The views and opinions expressed in this video are of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of JADEO.

JADEO makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability with respect to any content contained within the video.

JADEO urges you to consult with a qualified physician for consultation, diagnosis and/or treatment plans with respect to your medical condition(s) and/or wellness goals.

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Stay informed. Stay healthy.

#WeAreJADEO

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JADEO Older Adults 2 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Cannabis and Seniors: How Could Cannabis Help Alzheimer's Disease?

The statistics about Alzheimer's Disease are just as sobering here in Canada as the rest of the world. According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, well over 564,000 Canadians are living with dementia. With 25,000 new cases diagnosed each year, we're seeing growth to almost a million people having Alzheimer's by the coming decade.

While inroads to better treatments keep emerging, cannabis could move to the center of treating this disease in months or years to come. With Canada legalising marijuana this summer, what could happen in bringing cannabis to the forefront of Alzheimer's treatment? Evidence suggests it could slow down dementia progression.

Finding Solutions for Neuropsychiatric Symptoms

One thing we all know about Alzheimer's Disease is the neuropsychiatric symptoms are often severe. This usually consists of agitation and aggression, which often occurs in the later stages of dementia. Older people with these conditions usually need careful monitoring and typically need care in a facility designed for dementia patients.

While there isn't anything we can do yet to stop the above scenarios, cannabis could help ease many of the neuropsychiatric symptoms, including the anxiety aspect. It’s been shown that cannabis has calming effects, but how does it work on the brain? Also, what could cannabis do to perhaps slow down dementia in those susceptible?

How Cannabinoids Work On the Brain

Thanks to cannabinoids being the critical component of how cannabis makes us feel when consumed, the correlation to the brain is very important. You may already be familiar with THC and CBD, the two best-known cannabinoids known in the cannabis industry. These are also the best in helping to protect the brain in various ways.

For Alzheimer's Disease, these cannabinoids are thought to interact with cannabinoid receptors in the brain, providing more or less a protective barrier. At stake here is the ability for cannabinoids to remove cognitively harmful substances.

Could Cannabis Prevent or Slow Down Alzheimer's?

One study from a couple of years ago suggests cannabinoids can block beta amyloid from developing in the brain of humans. This is the aggregating protein that builds up in the brain over time and thought to cause dementia.

The above study showed tetrahydrocannabinol stimulated the removal of intraneuronal beta amyloid, an almost miraculous way to seemingly slow down its accumulation later in life. Could this mean cannabis will become used to prevent Alzheimer's as we age? Other studies on mice showed the same effect. When the mice were given cannabis, it improved learning and reduced amyloid clumps in their brains.

Keep in mind this worked by combining THC and CBD, showing how powerful they are when put together in a cannabis product.

The Prospect of Cannabis as Medicine for Alzheimer's

While studies are still being done on the relationship between cannabis and slowing down Alzheimer's, we could see significant progress on this before the coming decade. Canada is truly turning around on the benefits of cannabis. Even if it's not yet a proven cure, being able to give Alzheimer's patients a better quality of life is still notable.

Past alternative drugs might have helped kill brain plaque, yet also killed brain cells. Cannabis ultimately protects the brain from suffering damage like pharmaceuticals can. As CNN pointed out about research being done, the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids on Alzheimer's is very real. In parts of the world where cannabis is already legal, many patients with dementia won't have to wait for a medical consensus.

Remember to always consult your doctor before beginning any type of wellness treatment.

-

Stay informed. Stay healthy. 

#WeAreJADEO


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JADEO Older Adults 1 month ago / Toronto, Ontario


[VIDEO] Treating Dementia and Alzheimer's with CBD

Could CBD be used to treat dementia and Alzheimer's? 

Owner of Calyx Wellness Danielle Blair sits down with Sandy who shares the emotional story of her mother's dementia diagnosis and how CBD played an integral role in improving her mother's quality of life. Watch below and grab some tissues. Trust us, you'll need them.


If you enjoyed this interview, there's more where that came from. Take a look at this clip from The Doctor's where they discuss the increased interest in cannabis amongst seniors.

-

The views and opinions expressed in this video are of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of JADEO.

JADEO makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability with respect to any content contained within the video.

JADEO urges you to consult with a qualified physician for consultation, diagnosis and/or treatment plans with respect to your medical condition(s) and/or wellness goals.

-

Stay informed. Stay healthy. 

#WeAreJADEO

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  • From Kimr

    That’s so wonderful, thank you for sharing!

JADEO Pain Management 2 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Joints For Joints: Cannabis And Joint Pain

Chronic joint pain is a widespread problem with many potential sources. While it isn't always easy to tell what exactly causes chronic joint pain, the Mayo Clinic suggests that the two most common causes are arthritis and arthralgia. For some, this chronic pain is manifested as a dull, aching pain that lasts for long periods of time, creating much annoyance and discomfort. For others, chronic pain can be absolutely debilitating, interfering with the ability to work or carry on with day-to-day activities.

A 2011 study conducted by the University of Alberta found that roughly 19% of Canadians reported suffering from chronic pain, with arthritis cited as the most prominent reason. Because there is no cure for arthritis, or for chronic joint pain in general, people who suffer from these pains are limited in treatment options.

In some cases, over the counter medications like acetaminophen and ibuprofen tend to help, but in more severe cases, prescription painkillers may be the only way to alleviate pain. These narcotics, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and codeine, are generally helpful for chronic pain patients who use the medications correctly. However, they are not natural substances; they are synthesized medications. As such, many patients are wary of using these prescription painkillers due to the risk of dependence and addiction to chemicals.
 

The Public Health Agency reported that, in 2017, there were at least 2,923 deaths related to opioid overdose. In many cases, people begin taking their prescribed painkillers as directed. Over time, however, their bodies build up tolerances to the drugs, requiring more to achieve the same effect. This is a slippery slope; as people take more narcotics, they become dependent on the drugs and could experience full physical addiction, needing the drugs to function or experiencing dangerous withdrawal symptoms without them.

Cannabis: A Natural Alternative

People have used cannabis medicinally for thousands of years, particularly in the treatment and management of chronic pain. Cannabis is a natural substance, rather than the synthesized chemical compounds present in prescription painkillers that can lead to opioid dependence, addiction, overdose, and death.
 

The primary active compounds in cannabis are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). To put it simply, THC is the compound most responsible for the "high" that accompanies cannabis use, while CBD tends to provide similar medicinal uses without the euphoria. Some strains of cannabis are higher in THC content, while others are contain more CBD.

Both THC and CBD have been used successfully in the treatment of chronic pain. However, some people are more sensitive to THC and may find the euphoric high uncomfortable, or may experience side effects like paranoia and restlessness. Because CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, it still provides the same medical benefits without the high.

Is Cannabis Effective for Treating Joint Pain?

Research published in 2008 in the Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management journal analyzed numerous studies conducted between the late 1980s and 2007. From these studies, the researchers concluded that CBD is extremely effective for treating chronic, difficult-to-treat pain. Researchers also determined that the use of CBD in pain management does not create the adverse side effects that occasionally accompany the use of prescription painkillers.
 

A study published in the June 1, 2017 edition of Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research found that cannabis is extremely effective in the treatment of chronic pain. 2,897 medical cannabis patients were interviewed for the research. According to the study, "81% [of respondents] 'strongly agreed/agreed' that taking cannabis by itself was more effective at treating their condition than taking cannabis with opioids." The patients in this study also overwhelmingly reported that cannabis alone was just as effective, if not more effective, than the use of prescription painkillers to manage pain, without the adverse effects.
 

On June 21, 2018, the Senate passed Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, and the full legalization of cannabis in Canada went into effect on October 17, 2018. For many, this offers the option to try cannabis as a safer, potentially more effective option in treating and managing their chronic joint pain.


Remember to always consult your doctor before beginning any type of wellness treatment.

-

Stay Informed. Stay Healthy.

#WeAreJadeo

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JADEO Older Adults 2 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


[VIDEO] Older Adults Are Turning To Cannabis

Are seniors turning to cannabis? 

Yes, they are! Do you watch The Doctors? JADEO could not believe the amazing insight we gathered just from this short clip they did. If you have an aging parent or loved one, this is a must watch!


If you enjoyed this clip then be sure to check out our article Cannabis and Seniors: How Could Cannabis Help Alzheimer's Disease? Add to the conversation by commenting below with your thoughts on the topic!

-

The views and opinions expressed in this video are of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of JADEO.

JADEO makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability with respect to any content contained within the video.

JADEO urges you to consult with a qualified physician for consultation, diagnosis and/or treatment plans with respect to your medical condition(s) and/or wellness goals.

-

Stay informed. Stay healthy.

#WeAreJADEO

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JADEO Older Adults 2 months ago / Toronto, Ontario


Cannabis and Seniors: How Could Cannabis Help Alzheimer's Disease?

The statistics about Alzheimer's Disease are just as sobering here in Canada as the rest of the world. According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, well over 564,000 Canadians are living with dementia. With 25,000 new cases diagnosed each year, we're seeing growth to almost a million people having Alzheimer's by the coming decade.

While inroads to better treatments keep emerging, cannabis could move to the center of treating this disease in months or years to come. With Canada legalising marijuana this summer, what could happen in bringing cannabis to the forefront of Alzheimer's treatment? Evidence suggests it could slow down dementia progression.

Finding Solutions for Neuropsychiatric Symptoms

One thing we all know about Alzheimer's Disease is the neuropsychiatric symptoms are often severe. This usually consists of agitation and aggression, which often occurs in the later stages of dementia. Older people with these conditions usually need careful monitoring and typically need care in a facility designed for dementia patients.

While there isn't anything we can do yet to stop the above scenarios, cannabis could help ease many of the neuropsychiatric symptoms, including the anxiety aspect. It’s been shown that cannabis has calming effects, but how does it work on the brain? Also, what could cannabis do to perhaps slow down dementia in those susceptible?

How Cannabinoids Work On the Brain

Thanks to cannabinoids being the critical component of how cannabis makes us feel when consumed, the correlation to the brain is very important. You may already be familiar with THC and CBD, the two best-known cannabinoids known in the cannabis industry. These are also the best in helping to protect the brain in various ways.

For Alzheimer's Disease, these cannabinoids are thought to interact with cannabinoid receptors in the brain, providing more or less a protective barrier. At stake here is the ability for cannabinoids to remove cognitively harmful substances.

Could Cannabis Prevent or Slow Down Alzheimer's?

One study from a couple of years ago suggests cannabinoids can block beta amyloid from developing in the brain of humans. This is the aggregating protein that builds up in the brain over time and thought to cause dementia.

The above study showed tetrahydrocannabinol stimulated the removal of intraneuronal beta amyloid, an almost miraculous way to seemingly slow down its accumulation later in life. Could this mean cannabis will become used to prevent Alzheimer's as we age? Other studies on mice showed the same effect. When the mice were given cannabis, it improved learning and reduced amyloid clumps in their brains.

Keep in mind this worked by combining THC and CBD, showing how powerful they are when put together in a cannabis product.

The Prospect of Cannabis as Medicine for Alzheimer's

While studies are still being done on the relationship between cannabis and slowing down Alzheimer's, we could see significant progress on this before the coming decade. Canada is truly turning around on the benefits of cannabis. Even if it's not yet a proven cure, being able to give Alzheimer's patients a better quality of life is still notable.

Past alternative drugs might have helped kill brain plaque, yet also killed brain cells. Cannabis ultimately protects the brain from suffering damage like pharmaceuticals can. As CNN pointed out about research being done, the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids on Alzheimer's is very real. In parts of the world where cannabis is already legal, many patients with dementia won't have to wait for a medical consensus.

Remember to always consult your doctor before beginning any type of wellness treatment.

-

Stay informed. Stay healthy. 

#WeAreJADEO


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