New Factsheet: Brain fog or dementia?
Published: 9th June 2021
Brain fog is a very common symptom of the menopause, and many women say that their brains feel like ‘cotton wool’. You might have noticed that you’re increasingly forgetful, can’t remember names, lose your keys, write endless todo lists, and find it hard to retain information. This can make it especially hard to function at work, and you might struggle to concentrate when reading or watching TV.
These symptoms can be so severe that you may even start to worry that you have dementia. This is particularly scary if you have a family history, and some women become so concerned that they are referred to have testing at a memory clinic. Fortunately, the right type and dose of HRT (with testosterone for those who need it) can often improve brain fog and help you think more clearly.