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Feeling Forgetful? Menopause vs. Alzheimers: Knowing The Difference

The Perimenopause 411:
The Secret Truths We’re Too Afraid to Share

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As you walk in a room, have you ever asked yourself, “What did I come here for?”

Do you constantly find yourself writing things down all the time to keep from forgetting them? Have you gone to the grocery store, only to buy hot dogs but no buns? Do you approach every white SUV in the parking lot thinking that it’s yours?

The Perimenopause 411:
The Secret Truths We’re Too Afraid to Share

Feeling Forgetful? Menopause vs. Alzheimers: Knowing The Difference

___________

As you walk in a room, have you ever asked yourself, “What did I come here for?”

Do you constantly find yourself writing things down all the time to keep from forgetting them? Have you gone to the grocery store, only to buy hot dogs but no buns? Do you approach every white SUV in the parking lot thinking that it’s yours?

Feeling Forgetful?
Menopause vs. Alzheimers: Knowing the Difference

___________

As you walk in a room, have you ever asked yourself, “What did I come here for?”

Do you constantly find yourself writing things down all the time to keep from forgetting them? Have you gone to the grocery store, only to buy hot dogs but no buns? Do you approach every white SUV in the parking lot thinking that it’s yours?

Constantly forgetting things can be super annoying and downright frustrating sometimes. Don't worry though, you’re the only one aboard this crazy ship of forgetfulness!

While many women dealing with menopause symptoms start to believe that they have an early onset of Alzheimer's or dementia, the truth is far less scary – all of those unwanted hormonal changes during this period of your life can truly affect your memory, making you much more forgetful than usual.

So, how can you distinguish between menopausal brain fog and Alzheimer’s? Luckily, knowledge is power! So, let’s explore what’s really going on in that hormone deficient body of yours!

Constantly forgetting things can be super annoying and downright frustrating sometimes. Don't worry though, you’re the only one aboard this crazy ship of forgetfulness!

While many women dealing with menopause symptoms start to believe that they have an early onset of Alzheimer's or dementia, the truth is far less scary – all of those unwanted hormonal changes during this period of your life can truly affect your memory, making you much more forgetful than usual.

So, how can you distinguish between menopausal brain fog and Alzheimer’s? Luckily, knowledge is power! So, let’s explore what’s really going on in that hormone deficient body of yours!


The Link Between Estrogen and Brain Fog

Before you panic and race to the doctor's office, ready to declare yourself an Alzheimer's patient, stop and breathe for just a second.

Estrogen, one of the reproductive hormones that declines most during perimenopause and menopause, can cause brain fog. That’s right! It’s a real thing!

This fogginess leads to forgetting little things, like where you parked your car or what items should be on your grocery list (or sometimes your entire list altogether).

Plus, brain fog can make it tough to concentrate on the task at hand, leading you to read the same page more than once (because you didn't digest any of it the first few times you read it) or not using the right ingredients when cooking a meal that you've been making for years.

What’s that secret ingredient again? But luckily, it’s all perfectly normal!

Constantly forgetting things can be super annoying and downright frustrating sometimes. Don't worry though, you’re the only one aboard this crazy ship of forgetfulness!

While many women dealing with menopause symptoms start to believe that they have an early onset of Alzheimer's or dementia, the truth is far less scary – all of those unwanted hormonal changes during this period of your life can truly affect your memory, making you much more forgetful than usual.

So, how can you distinguish between menopausal brain fog and Alzheimer’s? Luckily, knowledge is power! So, let’s explore what’s really going on in that hormone deficient body of yours!

The Link Between Estrogen and Brain Fog

Before you panic and race to the doctor's office, ready to declare yourself an Alzheimer's patient, stop and breathe for just a second.

Estrogen, one of the reproductive hormones that declines most during perimenopause and menopause, can cause brain fog. That’s right! It’s a real thing!

This fogginess leads to forgetting little things, like where you parked your car or what items should be on your grocery list (or sometimes your entire list altogether).

Plus, brain fog can make it tough to concentrate on the task at hand, leading you to read the same page more than once (because you didn't digest any of it the first few times you read it) or not using the right ingredients when cooking a meal that you've been making for years.

What’s that secret ingredient again? But luckily, it’s all perfectly normal!

Symptoms of Normal Forgetfulness

While none of us are excited to be a “Forgetful Franny,” thankfully, there are a number of symptoms of normal menopause-induced forgetfulness that can put your mind at ease. It's perfectly normal to:

  • Make a simple financial mistake, like forgetting to subtract a transaction from your balance
  • Forget which word you want to use while writing or speaking to someone
  • Get upset when someone interrupts your usual routine
  • Forget where you place things (like your glasses or car keys) in your own home
  • Feel tired and frustrated of having to balance it all

 

Symptoms of Normal Forgetfulness

While none of us are excited to be a “Forgetful Franny,” thankfully, there are a number of symptoms of normal menopause-induced forgetfulness that can put your mind at ease. It's perfectly normal to:

  • Make a simple financial mistake, like forgetting to subtract a transaction from your balance
  • Forget which word you want to use while writing or speaking to someone
  • Get upset when someone interrupts your usual routine

Your Peeing Habits Become Embarrassing

Yes, you read that right. Whether you end up ducking into the bathroom ten to fifteen times a day, fear going to a store where you don’t have the bathroom locations memorized, or end up peeing yourself when you sneeze, you know the drill. Perimenopause does some weird things to your bladder.

You either end up having to pee far more frequently than usual – even drinking something little, like a small cup of water, can send you on a poddy search party – and it messes with your pelvic muscles too. Be prepared to do that “leg lock” panic maneuver when you sneeze, cough, or laugh too hard, lest you end up having to change your undies once again!

  • Forget where you place things (like your glasses or car keys) in your own home
  • Have to write down when your favorite TV show or podcast is on so that you remember to watch or listen to it
  • Feel tired and frustrated of having to balance it all

If you're familiar with any (or all) of these things, then the good news is that you don't need to worry – you have standard menopausal-induced memory loss. It's completely normal to do these things on occasion, just as it's okay to feel annoyed about them.

Tired of feeling forgetful? While we said forgetfulness is normal during menopause, that doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it!

To combat forgetfulness, as well as other related symptoms, you can sip your way to bliss with an all-natural solution like Menopause Support Tea that helps improve memory and reduce other pesky menopausal symptoms.

If you're familiar with any (or all) of these things, then the good news is that you don't need to worry – you have standard menopausal-induced memory loss. It's completely normal to do these things on occasion, just as it's okay to feel annoyed about them.

Tired of feeling forgetful? While we said forgetfulness is normal during menopause, that doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it!

To combat forgetfulness, as well as other related symptoms, you can sip your way to bliss with an all-natural solution like Menopause Support Tea that helps improve memory and reduce other pesky menopausal symptoms.

The Link Between Estrogen and Brain Fog

Before you panic and race to the doctor's office, ready to declare yourself an Alzheimer's patient, stop and breathe for just a second.

Estrogen, one of the reproductive hormones that declines most during perimenopause and menopause, can cause brain fog. That’s right! It’s a real thing!

This fogginess leads to forgetting little things, like where you parked your car or what items should be on your grocery list (or sometimes your entire list altogether).

Plus, brain fog can make it tough to concentrate on the task at hand, leading you to read the same page more than once (because you didn't digest any of it the first few times you read it) or not using the right ingredients when cooking a meal that you've been making for years.

What’s that secret ingredient again? But luckily, it’s all perfectly normal!

Alzheimer's Symptoms


On the other hand, it’s important to know that the onset of Alzheimer's can be linked to menopause.

The brain undergoes some metabolic changes during this period of your life that can be indicative of a later Alzheimer's diagnosis. Your memory loss can go from "normal" to "scary" if:

  • You get confused about the general time and place, as in you don't realize where you are
  • You call things by the wrong name, such as "fork" instead of "spoon"

Alzheimer's Symptoms

On the other hand, it’s important to know that the onset of Alzheimer's can be linked to menopause.

The brain undergoes some metabolic changes during this period of your life that can be indicative of a later Alzheimer's diagnosis. Your memory loss can go from "normal" to "scary" if:

  • You get confused about the general time and place, as in you don't realize where you are
  • You call things by the wrong name, such as "fork" instead of "spoon"
  • Your memory loss is bad enough to seriously impact your daily life
  • You put things in weird places, like stashing fruit under the kitchen sink
  • Your personality and mood go through drastic changes

 

Symptoms of Normal Forgetfulness


While none of us are excited to be a “Forgetful Franny,” thankfully, there are a number of symptoms of normal menopause-induced forgetfulness that can put your mind at ease. It's perfectly normal to:

  • Make a simple financial mistake, like forgetting to subtract a transaction from your balance
  • Forget which word you want to use while writing or speaking to someone
  • Get upset when someone interrupts your usual routine
  • Forget where you place things (like your glasses or car keys) in your own home
  • Have to write down when your favorite TV show or podcast is on so that you remember to watch or listen to it
  • Feel tired and frustrated of having to balance it all

If you're familiar with any (or all) of these things, then the good news is that you don't need to worry – you have standard menopausal-induced memory loss. It's completely normal to do these things on occasion, just as it's okay to feel annoyed about them.

Tired of feeling forgetful? While we said forgetfulness is normal during menopause, that doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it!

To combat forgetfulness, as well as other related symptoms, you can sip your way to bliss with an all-natural solution like Menopause Support Tea that helps improve memory and reduce other pesky menopausal symptoms.

Alzheimer's Symptoms


On the other hand, it’s important to know that the onset of Alzheimer's can be linked to menopause.

The brain undergoes some metabolic changes during this period of your life that can be indicative of a later Alzheimer's diagnosis. Your memory loss can go from "normal" to "scary" if:

  • You get confused about the general time and place, as in you don't realize where you are
  • You call things by the wrong name, such as "fork" instead of "spoon"
  • Your memory loss is bad enough to seriously impact your daily life
  • You put things in weird places, like stashing fruit under the kitchen sink
  • Your personality and mood go through drastic changes
  • Your memory loss is bad enough to seriously impact your daily life
  • You put things in weird places, like stashing fruit under the kitchen sink
  • Your personality and mood go through drastic changes

If you have any of these more serious forgetful symptoms, then it's crucial to see a doctor in order to get a proper diagnosis.

While it can be easy to believe your inner “Forgetful Franny” is a more serious issue, in most cases, she’s just a response to the menopausal brain fog that’s looming over your head.

So, don’t panic. Simply grab a notepad, pen, and refreshing cup of Menopause Support Tea, and hang on for the ride!

If you have any of these more serious forgetful symptoms, then it's crucial to see a doctor in order to get a proper diagnosis.

While it can be easy to believe your inner “Forgetful Franny” is a more serious issue, in most cases, she’s just a response to the menopausal brain fog that’s looming over your head.

So, don’t panic. Simply grab a notepad, pen, and refreshing cup of Menopause Support Tea, and hang on for the ride!

More from MenoTypes

Each woman’s menopause journey is unique.

Did you know there are actually 10 different menopause types? Knowing which MenoType you are can help you determine the most effective ways to treat your symptoms.

Take the quiz to discover which MenoType you are now.

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Each woman’s menopause journey is unique.

Did you know there are actually 10 different menopause types? Knowing which MenoType you are can help you determine the most effective ways to treat your symptoms.

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If you have any of these more serious forgetful symptoms, then it's crucial to see a doctor in order to get a proper diagnosis.

While it can be easy to believe your inner “Forgetful Franny” is a more serious issue, in most cases, she’s just a response to the menopausal brain fog that’s looming over your head.

So, don’t panic. Simply grab a notepad, pen, and refreshing cup of Menopause Support Tea, and hang on for the ride!

More from MenoTypes

Each woman’s menopause journey is unique.

Did you know there are actually 10 different menopause types? Knowing which MenoType you are can help you determine the most effective ways to treat your symptoms.

Take the quiz to discover which MenoType you are now.