A Symptom To Forget!
You still may have lists of your lists, books to keep up with things and a palm pilot, Google calendar and Dell Axim. Still, you may be plagued by forgetfulness and menopause memory loss.
Not just forgetfulness - walking into a room and having no idea why you just went there. You start to surf to places and forget where you were going by the time you get there.
I am told this is normal. I am also told there are a few things we can do about menopause memory loss. First and foremost, keep exercising your mind.
Doing crossword puzzles and Sudoku helps chase the foggies away. When you get somewhere not knowing why, and you stop -- almost going into a meditative state -- and quietly wait for the thoughts to return.
It is nerve wracking at times, but there are things that can help.
Cardio vascular and stretching exercises help. What's cardio? Walking, playing tennis, swimming, dancing and anything that gets you off your buns and up and moving.
It increases your energy, increases oxygen to your brain, and increases blood circulation.
This helps to improve and maintain your body and brain at a higher level. Remember that commercial where they were blowing dust off somebody's brain?
Like I said, there are also mental exercises. If you are always losing your car in the mall, stop and concentrate before you leave it.
Instead of riding all over the mall parking lot in that little security vehicle with a laughing security guard, take a good minute and concentrate on where you are.
Half of your problem may be that you are so busy trying to hang on to all of your thoughts about what you are about to do, you forget where you are!. That can include your car, your keys and even your coat.
With menopause, you are already fighting hormonal changes: mood swings, irritation with life, sudden crying, hot flashes, lowered libido et. al.
So, you need to take time to focus on your car's location so that you don't add that to your list of sudden stresses that turn you into a complete blithering idiot.
Remember a little effort up front can work wonders. Add a natural resource which supports the healthy functioning of the brain and nervous system, thereby helping to maintain memory and optimum performance.