People diagnosed with Alzheimer’s face bleak prospects. There’s no cure, and no effective treatment for the symptoms that often accompany memory loss -- delusions, and even hallucinations, that can make patients agitated or aggressive.

But it’s possible marijuana might provide some relief.

A new study at McLean Hospital in Belmont will test the drug’s effect on dementia patients.

And one local family with personal experience with dementia is making the study possible. As Foxboro resident Alex Spier was grappling with dementia, he began to relive his childhood memories of the Holocaust. 

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Arun Rath ~ WGBH.org

 

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