Menopause can cause memory problems and difficulties with attention and decision-making.

Cognitive Function

Hormonal shifts can lead to mood swings, irritability, anxiety, and depression.

Mood Changes

Estrogen decline can affect brain regions responsible for memory and emotion regulation.

Brain Structure

Symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats can disrupt sleep, impacting cognitive function and mood.

Sleep Disturbances

Menopause may alter the body's stress response, affecting cognitive performance under stress.

Stress Response

Some research suggests a link between menopause and a higher risk of cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.

Increased Risk of Cognitive Decline