The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Cannabinoids and disturbed behavior in dementia

    The discovery of specific cannabinoid receptors in the central nervous system has lead to much research to determine the main effects of these compounds.

    This Cochrane review reports on the clinical effectiveness of cannabinoids in the treatment of dementia.

    First, the details.

    • Only 1 study met the inclusion criteria.

    And, the results.

    • The data were poorly presented and could not be validated.

    The bottom line?
    There’s no evidence that cannabinoids are effective in the improvement of disturbed behavior in dementia or in the treatment of other symptoms of dementia.

    5/19/09 11:13 JR

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