Transformative psychedelic medicine for dementia.
Dementia is a set of related symptoms that occur when the brain is impaired by cerebral disease processes. Affecting ten’s of millions each year.
Worldwide, around 50 million people have dementia, and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year.
(World Health Organisation, 2021, World Alzheimer’s Report, 2015)
Patient numbers 2020
Can psychedelics treat dementia?
Psychedelics are potent agonists of the serotonin receptor 5HT-2AR but can also activate other serotonin receptors of the brain, potentially impacting numerous brain functions.