As men and women age, memory loss becomes a common complaint. An estimated 75 percent of older people suffer from memory loss or brain fog.
- Memory in women begins to deteriorate during menopause but they still perform better than men of a similar age.
- A decrease in the levels of estrogen during menopause is linked to poor memory and decreased ability to learn new information.
- Menopause did not affect memory consolidation and memory storage.
Middle-aged women can remember more than men their own age, but new research suggests that memory may fade as estrogen levels drop during menopause.
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