Women of a certain age who feel their memory is letting them down may not be imagining it.
It is a sign of the menopause, say researchers.
A study has confirmed that around the time of the change many women struggle with memory and other brain skills. Fluctuating
levels of female hormones are the likely cause of the problem, which
affects women most badly during the first year of the menopause. But the good news is it is not linked to depression or sleep problems and the effects are unlikely to be permanent.
Miriam Weber, a neuropsychologist at the University of Rochester Medical Centre, who led the study, said the findings would strike a
chord with millions of women going through the menopause.
Source - Daily Mail