It is science that says it: women would have a better memory than men. Its downside: this would decrease on arrival and after menopause.
It is often said that men forget everything!
This is not really a myth. According to a new study, it reveals that middle-aged women have a better memory than men.
To complete their study, the researchers followed 212 men and women aged 45 to 55 years. They evaluated their episodic memory, executive function, semantic processing and estimated verbal intelligence using cognitive tests. Associative memory and episodic verbal memory were evaluated using an associative face name memory examination and a selective callback test. As a result, middle-aged women generally have better memory than men.
The menopause involved?
In addition to comparing the differences between the sexes, the study also compared the results of pre-menopausal and peri-menopausal women. Participants in these last two categories surpassed postmenopausal women in a number of key areas of memory. Indeed, the cognitive advantage of women decreases at the onset of menopause.
Because memory loss is a direct consequence of aging (nearly 75% of the elderly have memory problems). Women report more forgetfulness and a cerebral fog in the approach to menopause. In addition, the latter are more likely to have memory problems or to be affected by dementia than men.
Loss of memory in women: a question of hormones.
As scientists argue, all this would be related to hormones. This cognitive decline is related to lower estradiol levels (one of the three estrogenic and female hormones) in menopausal people. Learning is less easy, as the storage of information intact before menopause. Brain fog and complaints of memory problems need to be taken seriously. This study and others have shown that these complaints are associated with memory deficits. In addition to hot flushes, irritability or possible weight gain, postmenopausal women must take into account these memory problems. Fortunately, it is possible to make it work. By diminish these possible symptoms via stimulating your cognitive capacities on a daily basis and well before the arrival of this important period of women’s life.
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