Are you grieving the old you? 

You know, the pre-menopause woman.

The one without night sweats, hot flushes and mood swings.

Sorry, what’s your name again? I know you just told me a second ago. But I can’t remember.

Does this sound familiar?

Are you struggling to remember stuff?

Concentration is zero.

Just thinking feels like a marathon effort.

You may be wondering, what’s happened?

Do I tell my employer I’m going through the menopause?

This is a tricky question. And one that still remains pretty taboo.

Yet, for many women work and menopause collide. In fact, current data shows menopausal women are the fastest growing demographic in the workforce.

Does it feel like you’ve lost the ability to hold a conversation? 

Do you start to say something and then lose your train of thought? 

Or, do your words just tumble out without rhyme or reason?

Names and places evaporate into a fog of forgetfulness.

If yes, you may be left wondering if you’ve lots of your marbles?

Menopausal brain fog is real.

Sure, it may sound like a euphemism for a late night. 

Evidence shows women going through the menopause experience increased forgetfulness, lack of concentration, an inability to focus and think clearly—researchers refer to these symptoms as ‘brain fog’.

Not only is brain fog frustrating, but it also impacts on your work, relationship and self-esteem.

What can you do about it?