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The Menopause Brain : The new science for women to navigate midlife and optimise brain health for later years - Lisa Mosconi

The Menopause Brain

The new science for women to navigate midlife and optimise brain health for later years

By: Lisa Mosconi

Paperback | 12 March 2024

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The New York Times bestselling author of The XX Brain outlines the latest science showing how to navigate perimenopause and menopause successfully, and come out the other side with an even better brain.

Menopause and perimenopause are still a black box to most doctors, leaving patients exasperated as they grapple with symptoms ranging from hot flushes to insomnia and brain fog. As a leading neuroscientist and women's brain health specialist, Dr Lisa Mosconi unravels the mystery by revealing how menopause doesn't impact just the ovaries, but is a hormonal show in which the brain takes centre stage.

The decline of oestrogen during menopause influences everything from body temperature to mood and memory, potentially paving the way for cognitive decline later in life. To conquer these challenges successfully, Mosconi brings us the latest approaches: from cutting-edge hormone replacement therapies such as 'designer oestrogens' to the role of hormonal contraception, and key lifestyle changes encompassing diet, exercise, self-care, and self-talk.

Best of all, Mosconi dispels the myth that menopause signifies an end, demonstrating it's actually a transition. Contrary to popular belief, if we know how to take care of ourselves during menopause, we can emerge with a renewed, enhanced brain—and usher in a meaningful and vibrant new chapter of life.

'Dr Lisa Mosconi is my go-to for insightful guidance on the brain during menopause' - Naomi Watts, actor

'This book is for all the times women have felt crazy, and been called crazy. We now have proof, our brains were changing, and the good news is...often for the better.' - Alison Daddo, author of Queen Menopause

'For anyone whose brain is not playing nicely during their peri- and menopause journey.' - Dr Ginni Mansberg, author of The M Word

'The latest research with practical advice so you can take your brain's health into your own hands during midlife and beyond.' - Sarah Connor, advocate, Menopause Over Martinis


'If you're like me and find yourself smack dab in the middle of menopause without any real understanding of what is happening to the brain and body you once knew, The Menopause Brain by Lisa Mosconi will quickly become your new best friend.' - Halle Berry

About the Author

Lisa Mosconi, PhD, is an associate professor of neuroscience in neurology and radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine and the director of the Women's Brain Initiative and the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. A world-renowned neuroscientist with a PhD in neuroscience and nuclear medicine from the University of Florence in Italy, Mosconi was listed as one of the seventeen most influential living female scientists by The Times and called 'the Mona Lisa of Neuroscience' by ELLE International. She is the New York Times bestselling author of The XX Brain and Brain Food.

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