Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Memory Loss Resulting from Menopause

There is the normal loss of memory that occurs with aging and then there is a kind of memory loss, forgetfulness, fuzzy thinking, problems in concentration and learning new things, trouble finding the right words that comes as a side effect of the process of menopause. This can be very scary indeed, leading some to think (erroneously) that this is the early onset of dementia or that most dreaded of diseases, Alzheimer's.

However there is no reason to panic if the memory loss is occurring along with other menopausal symptoms; it is most likely a temporary phase. Studies have shown that Women going through the menopause suffer from temporary loss of memory and learning ability. This can be disconcerting for the women, but not an awful lot to worry about.

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