How does menopause affect memory?

Memory after menopause

For many women, menopause is a life-changing experience. There are many physical changes associated with menopause. Mainly hot flashes and mood swings are known. However, many women also complain of memory deterioration after menopause. There is still no agreement on the reasons.

Hot flashes, mood swings, and weight gain. These are just a few of the commonly cited symptoms during menopause. For many women, menopause is, among other things, a significant turning point in their lives.

Two competing approaches

In recent years, the neuropsychological research also increasingly concerned with the question of whether there are additional effects on memory performance after the

Menopause there. This was based on reports from women who felt that they suffered from memory loss during and after their menopause. However, the findings are not clear:

  • Hormonal approach: Many hormones play a role in the brain, at the same time the hormone balance changes during the menopause, among other things less estrogen is produced. As a result, it is reasonable to assume that changes in hormonal balance negatively affect memory after menopause. This is supported by the fact that women whose menopause begins at a young age already complain of memory problems at a young age.
  • Normal signs of age: A contradicting approach is based on the assumption that although memory problems do indeed occur after menopause, these problems are primarily due to the fact that women have already reached an age at which memory problems are a normal symptom of old age. In other words, menopause and memory problems occur together but are not directly related.

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