World Menopause Day 2022
World Menopause Day is held every year on the 18th of 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. The theme chosen by the IMS for World Menopause Day 2022 is Brain Fog and Memory Difficulties in Menopause.
What is Menopausal Brain Fog?
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 – it’s not in your imagination. Brain fog is normal and common at midlife.
These bothersome problems can affect your quality of life. However, they are usually quite mild and will improve post-menopause.
The International Menopause Society has a range of resources including posters and toolkits to support this year’s theme:
- Brain fog and menopause: a healthcare professional’s guide for decision making and counselling on cognition.
- Brain fog and memory difficulties in menopause.
- How employers can engage employees in marking menopause awareness day
How can we help?
At Hormone Health our range of expertise means we can offer appropriate advice and treatments for women throughout their lives. Our Well Women Screening Packages consist of a number of clinically recognised tests, which will keep you informed about your health.
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