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Can You Use Kratom for Dementia?

What is Dementia?

Dementia is a memory syndrome characterized by the deterioration in memory, behavior, thinking, and ability to perform daily routine tasks. It negatively affects the cognitive function of the brain like the ability to process thought. In the chronic form, Dementia also affects the learning capacity, the ability of judgment, and language. However, consciousness is usually not affected by Dementia. There are several reasons and causes of Dementia including a variety of diseases and brain injuries like Alzheimer’s disease and heart stroke etc.

Older people are more susceptible to develop Dementia in comparison to young people. It can cause disability and dependency among old-aged people. There is often a lack of awareness and understanding of Dementia. Dementia can impact almost all aspects of life including economic, social, physical, and psychological.

Dementia is divided into three different stages and for this reason, each stage has different signs and symptoms. It affects each person in a different way depending on the nature of the personality and mental health of the person. There are the following signs and symptoms of Dementia linked to each stage:

Early Stage

  • Forgetfulness
  • Losing Track of time
  • Forgetting Familiar places

Middle Stage

  • Forgetting recent events
  • Becoming lost at home
  • Difficulty in Communication
  • Needing help with personal care
  • Behavioral changes

Late Stage

  • Unawareness from the time and place
  • Difficulty in recognizing friends and relatives
  • Need of assisted self-care
  • Difficulty in walking

Can You use Kratom for the treatment of Dementia?

Dementia can be overcome by avoiding smoking, use of alcohol, and controlling weight. Some people use several nerve-calming and relaxing drugs to treat Dementia. These drugs can treat Dementia at some level but they have serious side effects. In this situation, people look for a natural solution for Dementia. Luckily, you have Kratom in the form of natural treatment of Dementia. It is an evergreen plant native to Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. People use Kratom for the treatment of Dementia and to improve cognitive performance. But, can Kratom really help? You will get the answer to this question in this article.

· Kratom enhances cognitive performance

Kratom is involved in the enhancement of cognitive performance. Hence, it can help in the alleviation of Dementia. Cognitive performance is actually the ability to make use of the knowledge acquired by our brain through various mental processes. Our brain functions well when it is able to control all types of voluntary and involuntary tasks such as perception, emotions, memory, mood, and attention. Kratom (whose scientific name is Mitragyna speciosa) has several active alkaloids among which two are the most important. These two alkaloids are Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. Both these alkaloids provide positive effects when it comes to the enhancement of cognitive performance.

When you take Kratom in a lower dosage, it provides stimulation and helps with dementia. However, if you take Kratom on higher dosage, it can cause sedation effects that are not good for the body. Kratom has strong analgesic properties as well because it acts similar to opioids. It can help in mood enhancement, improvement of short-term and long-term memory, and anxiolytic effects. All these effects are very helpful in the treatment of Dementia.

In certain conditions, a patient suffering from Dementia feels anxiety and depression. Kratom is very helpful in this regard because it can provide strong euphoric effects. Many users have reported that Kratom can enhance memory and physical capacity.

What is the right dosage of Kratom to enhance Cognition and treatment of Dementia?

The effects of Kratom are highly dependent on the dosage you are taking. So, if you want to get maximum benefits of Kratom, you have to take an optimal dosage of Kratom. Small dosages are considered optimal doses because they provide enhanced cognitive function. In our recommendation, you can take a 2-gram Kratom dose if you are a beginner to Kratom. You can increase the dosage gradually if you are not getting the required effects. However, you should not take higher doses of Kratom because they can cause strong sedative effects. Generally, a dose above than 6-grams is considered a high dose.

Best Kratom Strains for Dementia

Different strains of Kratom provide different positive effects such as enhance cognition, stimulation, motivation and increased energy, etc. However, the most famous strain which can be used for the treatment of Dementia is the White Vein Borneo or the Green Leaf Variants. The Red strain Kratom is also a good option in this regard but it has strong sedative effects. Another famous strain of Kratom that can provide enhancement of cognition is Maeng Da Kratom. However, you should be careful while measuring the dosage of this strain. Generally, for beginners, the dosage of 1-3 grams is good for mood enhancement. You must consult with your doctor before using Kratom.

Conclusion

You can use Kratom for treating Dementia because it is involved in Cognitive Enhancement. However, you should also keep in mind that Kratom is not a medically accepted treatment of Dementia. You should also be careful with the dosage of Kratom. Consulting with your family doctor prior to using Kratom is compulsory.

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