October 2022

The Menopause Charity is delighted to have partnered with Dementia UK, the specialist dementia nurse charity, to raise awareness of symptoms associated with menopause and/or dementia to improve health outcomes for women.

As part of this, we supported Dementia UK, to release a brand-new resource that provides tailored information on the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, and how living with young onset dementia and perimenopause and/or menopause can impact day-to-day life.

 

For some women experiencing menopause, it can be challenging to differentiate whether symptoms including ‘brain fog’ and concentration issues are a result of hormonal changes or a sign of dementia. While women living with young onset dementia, may also struggle to discern whether their symptoms are being caused by menopause.

 

New figures released by Dementia UK have shown a ‘hidden population’ of 70,800 people in the UK who are currently living with young onset dementia – an increase of 69 per cent since 2014, when 42,000 people were estimated to have the condition.

 

With rising cases of young onset dementia and almost 13 million women experiencing perimenopause or menopause, Dementia UK and The Menopause Charity, hope this resource will support women to understand their symptoms, be more aware of the available treatment options and how to access the best care to improve their overall health outcomes.

Download and read our leaflet  Young onset dementia: perimenopause and menopause

For further information and advice about young onset dementia and menopause visit Dementia UK

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