A large percentage of Americans age 65 & older suffer from Alzheimer’s disease; That adds up to over four million people already diagnosed with it and the at-risk population continues to grow quickly. Without intervention, this chronic neurodegenerative brain disorder is predicted to impact over sixteen million people in this country in a few short years. At this time, there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Treatment has largely just been focused on controlling the symptoms. But unfortunately, the commonly prescribed medications result in numerous adverse side effects. These include nausea, vomiting, indigestions, reduced appetite, chest pain & cramps. Some of the long-term issues can include convulsions, stroke, heart, liver & even kidney complications. But recent studies show that elements found in the cannabis sativa plant are helpful in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s & HIV dementia. Certain cannabinoids have the capability to remove the buildup of senile plaques & inhibit the inflammatory process that speeds up the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. In one four-month study, numerous patients afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease were given cannabis oil and the dramatic results indicated a significant decrease in delusions, agitations, irritability, apathy, sleep & caregiver distress. Mice with advanced Alzheimer’s disease demonstrated that a combination of THC & CBD decreased memory impairment. The research continues, but success stories offer hope for patients & for their family members. Now, people are taking advantage of a natural remedy that causes no adverse side-effects. Plus it’s far less expensive than conventional medications. With the legalization of medical marijuana, more & more people are finally getting the help they need. Plus, this safe & effective treatment also offers potential for some preventative measures.