Memory Problems in Menopausal Women

Anne Unkenstein, Christina Bryant

This study focuses on a clinic sample of approximately 100 women aged 40 to 60. A detailed examination of both women’s perception of their memory and their actual performance on objective neuropsychological assessment is being conducted. Comparisons will be made between women in pre menopause, peri menopause and post menopausal stages. In the peri-menopausal group, the relationship between women’s perception of memory and their actual performance on objective measures will be further explored. We hope to identify factors that will predict which women will be concerned about their memory and/or experience objective memory difficulties. This information will be used to design future memory intervention programs for women at midlife.

 

Affiliations:

Anne Unkenstein
Centre for Women's Mental Health, Royal Women's Hospital
Christina Bryant
Centre for Women's Mental Health, Royal Women's Hospital, Department of Psychological Sciences University of Melbourne

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