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Memory, menopause and cognition

P Roos

Abstract


With the increasing age of the population, cognitive dysfunction has become a serious concern in the elderly. The attention given to Alzheimer’s disease has increased anxiety in many women, leading to fear that some symptoms which might be purely related to natural ageing are in fact a forewarning of later dementia.
The effect of the peri-menopause, post menopause and ovarian hormones on brain function is reviewed and strategies to prevent and modify cognitive dysfunction in women passed the menopause are discussed.

Keywords: Menopause; Cognition; Memory; Hormone Therapy




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