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Menopause in Your 50s: Sharpen Your Mind

Posted Sep 25 2012 6:00am

 

Brain-fog moments (where is my purse?) are a real phenomenon for menopausal women, according to research from the University of Rochester. According to Family Circle magazine, Donnica Moore, M.D., advises patients to address sleep problems first: “Exhaustion is usually at the root of concentration and focus issues,” she says.

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To keep your mind sharp:

  1. Exercise: physical activity has been shown to improve cognitive function.
  2. Meditate: take the time to relax and think of nothing. Let everything go.
  3. Go fish: eat or supplement fish oil. Studies have shown EPA and DHA to be effective in sustaining cognition.

 

Check out the article in the September 2012 issue of Family Circle18 Things Every Woman Should Know about Menopause by Jessica Girdwain

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