Without US impediments to research, this could be a productive study indeed….

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A world-first study is about to take place in Perth [Austraila] to find out if cannabis can improve quality of life for people with dementia.

To be held over 14 months, the clinical trial will involve 50 participants – aged 65 years and older – with mild dementia who currently live in an aged care facility.

The full story is in the linked video clip.

University of Notre Dame Researcher Dr Amanda Timler told Sunrise the aim of the study is to improve the quality of life of dementia sufferers by reducing the amount of medication they take.

"We think cannabis is going to help ameliorate behavioural signs and symptoms we see from dementia," she said.

"It's one of those medications that will treat a number of symptoms compared with typically being diagnosed with dementia and taking a number of different drugs."

#TRUCE – We wish this research team the bets of luck… …more and more of us have family members and friends who are sufferers.

Dementia sufferers to be given cannabis in world-first study

Dementia sufferers will be given medicinal cannabis to help treat the disease as part of a ground-breaking study in Perth.