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Understanding how perimenopause and the menopause affect your memory and ability to concentrate.
You've probably noticed that it's become more difficult to concentrate or remember the names of the little things in daily life.
If like me you have kids that are too old to call it "Baby Brain" then you will be experiencing "Brain Fog"!
First things first - menopause "Brain Fog" is real! If you're a woman over forty, you've probably noticed that you can't recall the name of "that actress" in "that movie" in conversation, even though she's your favourite actress and you just saw the movie yet again last week. The name of simple kitchen appliances when you're trying to tell your kids to load the dishwasher or washing machine. How many of you, if in doubt when you've lost something always check the fridge? You may feel stupid when you have to stop and search for a word in the middle of a sentence over dinner and drinks with the girls. It's okay. In fact, it's normal and you can do something about it.
A strong memory depends on the health and vitality of your brain. Whether you’re a student studying for final exams, a working professional interested in doing all you can to stay mentally sharp, or a senior looking to preserve and enhance your grey matter as you age, there’s lots you can do to improve your memory and mental performance
They say that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but when it comes to the brain, scientists have discovered that this old adage simply isn’t true. The human brain has an astonishing ability to adapt and change—even into old age. This ability is known as neuroplasticity. With the right stimulation, your brain can form new neural pathways, alter existing connections, and adapt and react in ever-changing ways.
The brain’s incredible ability to reshape itself holds true when it comes to learning and memory. You can harness the natural power of neuroplasticity to increase your cognitive abilities, enhance your ability to learn new information, and improve your memory at any age. These nine tips can show you how:
Rhodiola Rosea is an ancient flower from the cold mountainous regions of Europe and Asia. For hundreds of years it was used by the Vikings and other ancient warrior tribes prior to battle and has been shown to improve mental and physical stamina but also improve recovery and the body’s reaction to stress.
The pressure on an increasingly demanding work culture in the UK is one of the biggest contributors to stress among the general population.
While traditional working hours are 37 hours a week, the recent and dramatic rise in Britain's working hours suggests it has increased. 20.1% of the UK working population work 45 hours or more per week.
In the UK, 70 million days are lost from work each year due to mental ill health (i.e. anxiety, depression and stress-related conditions), making it the leading cause of sickness absence.