Menopause Affects the Brain in Surprising Ways

June 07, 2024

Ever feel like your mind is playing tricks on you? In this video, a neuroscientist explains that you’re not crazy—going through menopause really does change the brain. And while some of the changes are just temporary as your body adjusts, women are at higher risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease as they age. Find out some things you can do to protect your brain and stay sharp, and learn a little more about what happens to the brain during menopause.