Yes, we all know this feeling too well; Walk in to a room and think, why did I…..sorry, hang on, what was it, what did I come in here for?!
Oh yes…..I went in to a, where, sorry, what was that …..oh yes, a room?! What did I need……
Oh sod it, I didn’t need what ever it was that badly….or did I?! And now I’m panicking that I’ve forgotten something important and……sorry what was I saying?!
Yes, that good old brain fog is a very common symptom for peri and menopausal women!
Research shows that 60 per cent of women over the age of 40 have problems concentrating & balancing their thought processes.
By following some simple steps to manage your mind, memory and brain alertness, can help give you some clearer thought processes and thinking and avoid those brain fart moments!
Here’s a few steps
> Taking HRT has been shown in studies to reduce brain fog, but this isn’t true for everyone.
> Take B vitamins, L-theanine and Omega 3 for better brain health
> Include more oily fish, green leafy vegetables, dark berries, walnuts, flax seeds and avocado to your diet – all of which are associated with good brain health.
> Stay hydrated; dehydration is bad news for the grey matter so plenty of water is key!
> Exercise your brain, there’s lots of great brain training apps
> Write things down
> Try some Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) which can help with mental well-being and balanced thought processes
> Keep fit, by exercising we increase blood flow and oxygen levels!
> Practice some brain function activities such as puzzles, crosswords or quizzes
> Meditate: by focusing our thoughts allows us tho think with more clarity
> Get a minimum of 8 hours sleep to ensure our brains are rested and recouped
I do hope these tips help but if you feel that your memory loss or brain fog is impacting on your ability to function or has a detrimental effect on your life, seek professional advice and support from your GP or health care provider
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