Study: Memory loss is one of menopause's lesser-known symptoms

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NEW YORK, Jan 14 — A new study suggests that the different stages of menopause can affect cognitive performance up to the postmenopausal period, particularly in women with HIV and in precarious economic circumstances. Published in the journal Menopause, the results of this study suggest that...
This new study of more than 440 low-income women shows that difficulties remembering everyday things or learning disabilities persist even after menopause. — Susan Chiang/Istock.com pic via AFP-Relaxnews

NEW YORK, Jan 14 — A new study suggests that the different stages of menopause can affect cognitive performance up to the postmenopausal period, particularly in women with HIV and in precarious economic circumstances.

Published in the journal Menopause, the results of this study suggest that cognitive declines may begin as early as the perimenopause phase (the onset of menstrual irregularity) and continue into the postmenopause period, that is, after menstruation has stopped for good. This cognitive dysfunction would thus occur independently of other known menopausal symptoms…
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