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Are you experiencing “brain fog?”

Many women begin to notice increased forgetfulness or difficulty concentrating and thinking clearly during menopause.

What is brain health?

Brain health is a state in which every individual can realize their own abilities and optimize their cognitive, emotional, psychological, and behavioral functioning to cope with life situations.

How many women does this impact? / What is the prevalence?

Brain health is important throughout all stages of a woman’s life. During menopause, many women will report mild cognitive decline (or brain fog), making brain health and optimization especially important during this time.

What are the symptoms?

Women who experience mild cognitive decline during menopause report the following symptoms:

  • Memory loss
  • Reduced processing speed
  • Impaired executive function
  • Brain fog
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Treatment Options

There are many effective and safe ways to optimize your brain health and functioning. These include:

  • Prescription medication
  • Counseling
  • Physical exercise
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Eating well
  • Reduce stress
  • Mental activity (reading, crossword puzzles, puzzles, etc.)
  • Socialization

What to expect on your visit

During your visit, you can expect your care team to listen to and address all of your concerns in a safe and trusted space. A consultation for optimizing your brain health may include:

  • A history and physical examination
  • Labs
  • Imaging
Why does it feel like my brain is changing during menopause?

The changing levels of hormones that happen during menopause can impact brain health. Many women will report mild cognitive decline during menopause.

What are some natural remedies I can use to improve my brain health?

 To improve cognitive skills and function, make sure you are getting enough sleep and eating right. Foods like fatty fishes, green, leafy vegetables, berries, and nuts can support optimal brain health. Activities such as knitting, crocheting, and crossword puzzles can also help.

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