Marijuana used to treat former football player's dementia

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Diagnosed with "mixed dementia" and frontal brain lobe damage, former Texas Longhorns defensive tackle Greg Ploetz had been deteriorating since 2005. In January, he looked at his wife and said: "Deb, please help me. I don't want to be like this." By then, he generally didn't recognize anyone other than his wife. In February, Deb placed him in a memory care facility, where he continued on five "conventional" prescribed medications. The caregivers told Deb that Greg wouldn't let anyone else touch him and was belligerent when the staff tried to give him the drugs.