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.
To keep your mind sharp:
Exercise: physical activity has been shown to improve cognitive function.
Meditate: take the time to relax and think of nothing. Let everything go.
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 Circle: 18 Things Every Woman Should Know about Menopause by Jessica Girdwain