World Menopause Day 2022
World Menopause Day is held every year on the 18th October. The day was designated by the International Menopause Society (IMS) to raise awareness of the menopause and to support options to improve health and well-being for women in mid-life and beyond.
How to protect your brain health at menopause and beyond
The theme for World Menopause Day 2022 is Brain Fog and Memory
Menopause brain fog is a group of symptoms that happens around the time of the menopause, including difficulty remembering words and numbers, disruptions in daily life (misplacing items like keys), trouble concentrating (absent mindedness, losing a train of thought, being more easily distracted), difficulty switching between tasks, forgetting the reason for doing something (like why you came into a room), and forgetting appointments and events. Research studies find that women’s memory does in fact change at menopause, so these complaints are real. Brain fog is normal and common at midlife. These bothersome problems can affect quality of life. However, they are usually quite mild and will improve post menopause. The International Menopause Society has produced a White Paper for health care professionals, Brain fog in menopause: a health-care professional’s guide for decision-making and counseling on cognition, written by Professor Pauline M. Maki and Doctor Nicole G. Jaff. T have also produced a leaflet for women with practical information about brain fog and keeping healthy. Link to access this information can be found here,