Occasional forgetfulness is common in people of all ages. As women reach middle age, these occasional bouts of forgetfulness can become more frequent. A University of Rochester Medical Center Study found that menopause forgetfulness may be a common source of worry, but it is actually due more to the way women learn new information during this time of life. The study, which was presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society in Boston, revealed that hormonal changes, lack of sleep, stress and changing lives can all lead to this inability to encode new things, which can result in forgetfulness menopause.
Because stress can often play a role in your forgetfulness menopause, taking steps to ease that stress may also help you remember things more clearly. Regular moderate exercise can be a great start especially when combined with Tai Chi, yoga or relaxation exercises. A balanced diet rich in healthy fats and essential fatty acids such as those in almonds and walnuts along with vegetables, fruits, whole grains and lean proteins can help nourish your brain. Get plenty of sleep so that your body and brain can recharge as necessary.