Approaching Menopause? Losing your mind? Just pause and read this. A recent study reported in Boston at the Annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, suggests that women approaching menopause might just get a bit unforgettable. That means they might have huge difficulties remembering things! One more of that middle age blues.
According to the study team, from the University of Rochester Medical Center, the problem was not so much flawed memory, as much as grievance of forgetfulness and the manner in which these women grasp new information. Co-author and Assistant Professor of Neurology, Mark Mapstone, has said that though this mimics a memory problem the causes are different. It feels like, incapacity to recall but in reality the actual grasp of the information has not taken place. Miriam Weber and Mark Mapstone, both memory experts at the University's Memory Disorders Clinic, have come in contact with increasing number of middle-aged women having such problems with forgetfulness.
According to Weber, most women express fears of a potential Alzheimer's infliction, when they have such lapses in their memory. Fortunately the team has found no evidence to indicate that such memory problems portend onset of Alzheimer's disease. Infact, it is possible that women in their 40's and 50's are unable to cope with changes coupled with leading stressful lives.
Source : Eureka Alert