My first symptom of perimenopause was brain fog. I am very interested in all research on menopause and the brain. A new study just came out that validates what most women already know – menopause changes women’s brains. Thankfully, many of the changes are temporary.
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Have you noticed that often you can’t seem to grab a memory or a thought? Do you look at your dear friends and children and blank out on their names? Is your refrigerator and dashboard covered in sticky note reminders? Are you feeling discombobulated and confused? You might be smack in the middle of perimenopause!
‘Oops! That train just went off the track. Hold on, my thought balloon popped. Hang on just a second, it’s right on the tip of my tongue.’ How many times have you uttered those words? Does it seem that what was once crystal clear in your mind now seems, shall we say—a little fuzzy? Welcome
Are you having a bout of memory loss? You know, that “where is my car/my purse/my mind” experience? Or maybe it’s your body that’s pooping out. And you find yourself skipping exercise class more often, because you just don’t have it in you to work out. And then there’s your sex drive—which seems to be firmly
Many menopausal women have trouble with working memory, as well as keeping themselves focused, according to a recent study from the University of Rochester Medical Center and the University of Illinois at Chicago. “Those who understand the memory process are more likely to employ strategies to improve their memory,” says Ruth Curran, a psychologist and creator of Cranium Crunches cognitive training. Ruth gives us five natural ways to helps overcome some of these issues and have a sharp mind during menopause.
Where are my keys? If it’s the umpteenth time you’ve asked that question today, you’re undoubtedly frustrated. Chances are you want to find the cause—and fix it before you go and lose your keys again!
On July 6th, I received that dreaded phone call. My beloved Mom passed away in Tucson, Arizona. Mom started having trouble breathing earlier in the day, and then at approximately 2 in the afternoon, just stopped breathing as she sat in her TV chair. She had what one would call a blessed passing. She did
At Halloween time, kids are worried about getting the candy they want. Adults are worried that they won’t have enough candy to give out or that they need to find a costume for a costume party. If you’re in perimenopause or menopause, however, you might already feel like a witch! You and your family may
Don’t miss Menopause Mondays: “Natural Ways to Improve Your Memory” featured on Huffington Post.
When you go through perimenopause and menopause, your body begins to produce different—usually lower—amounts of estrogen, progesterone and/or testosterone hormones. These fluctuations often result in less-than-thrilling symptoms, such as weight gain, sleepless nights, hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, depression and memory loss, just to name a few (sounds fun, right?).