Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol for nighttime agitation in severe dementia

Authors: Sebastian Walther, Richard Mahlberg, Uta Eichmann, Dieter Kunz
Psychopharmacology, May 2006

Nighttime agitation occurs frequently in patients with dementia and represents the number one burden on caregivers today. Current treatment options are few and limited due to substantial side effects. The aim of the study was to measure the effect of the cannabinoid dronabinol…

A molecular link between the active component of marijuana and Alzheimer’s disease pathology.

Authors: Lisa M. Eubanks, Claude J. Rogers, George F. Koob, Arthur J. Olson, Tobin J. Dickerson, Kim D. Janda
Molecular Pharmaceutics, 2006

Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia among the elderly, and with the ever-increasing size of this population, cases of Alzheimer’s disease are expected to triple over the next 50 years. Consequently, the development of treatments that slow or halt the disease p…