CBD Oil as a Miracle Drug: A Thematic Analysis of Caregivers’ Attitudes and Practices Towards Cannabidiol in Dementia Treatment

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Kłosińska, Urszula
Leszko, Magdalena
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2024-01-01
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Journal of Drug Issues
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1
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54
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38-56
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0022-0426
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2024-03-22
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The aim of this study was to understand caregivers of individuals with dementia attitudes toward CBD oil. Thematic analysis was conducted with 67 posts (570 comments) about CBD oil selected from a Polish online support forum for caregivers. We identified caregivers’ expectations, motivations, and practices of using CBD oil. Caregivers expected CBD to improve the behavior, cognition, communication, and daily activities of their loved ones. They motivated each other by sharing experiences about the positive effects of CBD oil and claimed to be administering CBD oil without medical advice, which led to dangerous practices such as an overnight withdrawal of all drugs or experimenting with CBD oil dosage. Caregivers perceive CBD oil as a safer and more effective treatment for those with dementia than the conventional methods. We recommend healthcare professionals inquire about possible CBD oil usage during follow-up visits and thoroughly explain what to expect from prescribed medications.
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dementia
caregivers
CBD oil
alternative treatment
cannabidiol
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