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Effects on memory

Menopause doesn’t cause women to lose their memory. However, changes in sleep patterns, tiredness and anxiety can cause women to become forgetful and may impair mental functioning.

What can help with effects on memory?

  • Make lists of things that are important to remember.
  • Stay mentally active – try a crossword, Sudoku or quizzes.
  • Keep a brief diary of appointments and things to do and check it regularly.
  • Regular exercise can help improve your sleep patterns.
  • Explain to everyone what is happening to you so they can help and give you support.