When we remember something, we are not remembering the original event.
Instead, we remember the last time we thought about it. This means after a fearful or painful memory first forms in our mind, it re-forms and re-stabilizes every time we think about it. The more it is thought about and re-stabilized, the more lasting the memory becomes . . .
One of the most frustrating things about menopause is the brain glitch of forgetfulness, fuzzy-headedness, wobbly concentration, or not being able to find the simple word you are searching for. It’s unnerving to misplace the name of a woman you’ve shared an office with for ten years.
For some women, these “brain farts” are more troublesome than hot flashes or night sweats. What’s going on anyway? One theory points to fluctuating levels of the hormone estrogen as the culprit . . .