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AlzNotes: Cannabis Helps Dementia Presentation + Q&A

Saturday, November 20, 2021 (8:00 AM - 9:30 AM) (PST)


How & Why Cannabis Medicine Eased Our Family Journey Through Mom’s Alzheimer’s Disease (52 minute presentation + Q&A after)

As we share our story of being thrust into family caregiving, you'll learn from experts how & why CBD & medical cannabis helps dementia +Q&A

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AlzNotes: Cannabis Helps Dementia

How & Why Cannabis Medicine Eased Our Family Journey Through Mom’s Alzheimer’s Disease (52 minute presentation + Q&A after)

While learning how we went from family caregivers to advocates, you’ll hear from researchers, clinicians and care partners about:

  • How & why cannabis helps dementia
  • How much medicinal cannabis is needed & how often
  • What different delivery methods are available & how they work

The Science:

Getting on the same page: [2 minute video] The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

Dr. Ethan Russo, MD: Neurologist, psychopharmacology researcher, and author. Previously, he served as Senior Medical Advisor, medical monitor and study physician to GW Pharmaceuticals, maker of Epidiolex (CBD, FDA approved) and Sativex a 1:1 CBD:THC oral mucosal spray used in 30+ countries, but not yet in the US.

The Clinicians:

Dr. Jeffrey Hergenrather, MD: Dr. Hergenrather began his medical career as a general practitioner in 1976. After beginning in family practice, then over 25 years in emergency medicine he began his medical practice in cannabis consultations in 1999.

Dr. Phillip Grob, MD: Geriatric Psychiatrist in Northern California with nearly 30 years experience treating complex issues in seniors including dementia with severe behavioral disturbance.

Eloise Thiesen, RN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC: President of the American Cannabis Nurses Association, Board certified Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in cannabis therapy. For over 20 years, Eloise has worked primarily with cancer, dementia and chronic pain patients. Chief Nursing Officer of Leaf411, the first free cannabis nurse hotline.

Dr. Dustin Sulak, D.O. Renowned integrative medicine physician based in Maine. Founder of HEALER.COM, cannabis education, dosage programs, industry training & physician formulated hemp CBD products.

Dr. Bonni Goldstein, MD: Author of “Cannabis is Medicine” and Medical Director of Canna-Centers, a Southern California-based medical practice devoted to educating patients about the use of cannabis for serious and chronic medical conditions.

Dr. Sherry Yafai, MD: Cannabis and Emergency Medicine physician at Providence St. John’s Medical Center since 2009. In 2017, after adult use cannabis laws passed in California, Dr. Yafai opened her private Cannabis Clinic, the ReLeaf Institute, where she sees patients referred by physicians for cannabis education and treatment.

The Care Partners & PLWD:

Dan O’Brien, RN: Wellness Director, Primrose Engaged Living in Santa Rosa, CA.

Steven & Tracy Barbieri: “The Kickmaster” TaeKwonDo Master, Kicking CTE with CBD.

Teepa Snow MS, OTR/L, FAOTA: Leading dementia care expert “Why not?”

Summary & Wrap-Up:

  • Q&A: what you learned about how cannabis helps dementia
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Saturday, November 20, 2021 (8:00 AM - 9:30 AM) (PST)
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