Cognitive changes in menopause

Women who complain of memory problems or “brain fog” during menopause are experiencing real cognitive changes, new research has confirmed.

The study of 75 women approaching or beginning menopause found that women who had memory complaints were much more likely to experience difficulties with their working memory, affecting their ability to learn and manipulate new information. Examples of tasks requiring working memory include making quick mathematical calculations or adjusting to last-minute changes in one’s itinerary.

Women who reported memory difficulties were also more likely to report symptoms of depression, anxiety and sleep difficulties.

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