Memory & Menopause


Memory Issues

Menopause Symptoms and Memory Loss

While you may experience the misery of hot flashes and mood swings as you enter menopause, one thing you can’t blame on the “change” is memory loss.

Rresearchers compared the memory of hundreds of women before they had any menopausal symptoms to their memory as they entered menopause. They found the women who were going through the menopausal process scored nearly as well as those who weren`t.

The researchers said the myth of memory loss during menopause is a perception some women have because as they went through menopause, they felt their memory wasn’t as sharp as it had been before. In four of the five tests, there were no statistically significant differences in the two groups of women.

For women, menopause does not mean you’ll develop memory loss.  As you’re going through perimenopause and experiencing symptoms like hot flashes, you may feel lousy and have trouble sleeping, which might temporarily affect your cognitive skills.