“Can I Buy a Noun”
February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Understanding Brain Fog, Forgetfulness, and Other Mind Lapses in Perimenopause and Menopause
Sixty percent of women report cognitive difficulties, including “brain fog” during menopause. Many describe their struggle to retrieve common words or be as productive as they were previously. Others feel like their brain jumps from one thing to another or that they are less “sharp” because their thoughts/memories now flow more slowly. All of these symptoms intensify when people feel stressed or anxious.
Dr. Neill Epperson will speak with about the connection between the loss of estrogen during perimenopause and menopause and our cognitive functioning. She will explain how we can differentiate between brain fog/other menopausal cognitive challenges that are “normal” or not normal; how long these challenges may last; and the actions women can take to relieve them, whether behavioral, therapeutic, or medicinal. If you are experiencing brain effects during perimenopause and/or menopause, you will feel better knowing that you are not alone, and it is “not all in your heads.” Dr. Epperson will be answering all the why-what-and-how’s of this subject – so come prepared with your questions (maybe write them down in advance? 😀)