High Caffeine Intake

Coffee Cup and Spoon

Image: Typography Coffee Cup

For Some time now I have posted much on the subject about Alzheimer’s Disease and the research that is being done to combat it. Although it can not help those who suffer like yesterday the promising outcome is still some if not many years away yet, but a light can still be seen at the end of the tunnel.

My last post was about the benefit of high levels of caffeine in coffee helping in the battle to beat Alzheimer’s. I’m all for any form of research that can help in the battle to beat any form of terminal illness. As a matter of fact, I’m all for research in any form that can help in the battle to cure or delay the onset of any and all illness.

I remember posting some time ago now about a Durham University project that gave rise to high levels of caffeine in our system causing us to experience hallucinatory problems such as hearing voices, or imaging seeing another person when there was no one there. So where does that leave Alzheimer’s V Caffeine.

Where do we go from here. On one hand caffeine could slow the dementia process rather than preventing it (good), and on the other hand, you may end up talking to your dead friends if your daily intake of caffeine is too great (bad).

… AH well, that’s life… You’re damned if you do, and you’re damned if you don’t.

Sleep Behaviour Disorder

Business man napping on top of desk

Man sleeping top of desk

The study was carried out on 93 people aged 65 years old, or there about’s who have this sleep disorder. (yes I know the sleeping man doesn’t look 65yrs old… He’s not meant to)

The study over a five year period discovered that 14 individuals developed Parkinson’s Disease and 12 others went on to develop some form of dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Society commented that they hoped the research would help doctors to diagnose the condition earlier.

Although Parkinson’s Disease only occurs in adults it has been known to affect those individuals under 30 years of age however, this would be very rare indeed.

The disease here in the UK is thought to affect 2 out of a total of 1,000 individuals. Having said that the disease is not contagious and it is not required by any form of law to be reported. So this figure is an educated guess as the true statistics are not known.

Because of the lack of a diagnostic test the disease has to be made clinically.

If you would like to now more about Parkinson’s then this link to Parkinson’s UK has more on the subject.

Parkinson’s And Cannabis Oil (CBD )

Back in November 2018 medical cannabis became available to patients here in the UK on prescription. before then it was considered to have no therapeitic health benefits.

However the low concentrated cannabis oil (CBD short for cannabidiol) is now thought to be of benefit to treat several compliants not only is it of help to control seizures through epilepsy it is believed to be of help to promote sleep, boost the appetite as well as reducing anxiety and stress.

The low-concentrate version of the oil can be bought legally her in the UK (United Kingdom). Products are required to contain less than 0.05% Tetrahydrocannabinol . THC is the psychoactive component in cannabis that makes those that use it high. More information about Parkinson’s and cannabis oil on Drugscience  a wealth of information.

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles: Free Digital Photo’s.
Image courtesy of Stuart Miles @ Free Digital Photo’s: Stuart Miles