The Menopause Brain: New Science Empowers Women to Navigate the Pivotal Transition with Knowledge and Confidence (Hardcover)

The Menopause Brain: New Science Empowers Women to Navigate the Pivotal Transition with Knowledge and Confidence By Lisa Mosconi, PhD, Maria Shriver (Foreword by) Cover Image

The Menopause Brain: New Science Empowers Women to Navigate the Pivotal Transition with Knowledge and Confidence (Hardcover)


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An instant New York Times bestseller!

The New York Times bestselling author of The XX Brain shows women how to navigate 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 flashes to insomnia to brain fog. As a leading neuroscientist and women’s brain health specialist, Dr. Mosconi unravels these mysteries by revealing how menopause doesn’t just impact the ovaries—it’s a hormonal show in which the brain takes center stage.
   The decline of the hormone estrogen during menopause influences everything from body temperature to mood to memory, potentially paving the way for cognitive decline later in life. To conquer these challenges successfully, Dr. Mosconi brings us the latest approaches—explaining the role of cutting-edge hormone replacement therapies like “designer estrogens,”  hormonal contraception, and key lifestyle changes encompassing diet, exercise, self-care, and self-talk.
   Best of all, Dr. Mosconi dispels the myth that menopause signifies an end, demonstrating that 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—ushering in a meaningful and vibrant new chapter of life.
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 Menopause Brain and The XX Brain.
Product Details ISBN: 9780593541241
ISBN-10: 0593541243
Publisher: Avery
Publication Date: March 12th, 2024
Pages: 320
Language: English
“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

“In The Menopause Brain, you have the most current science and the best practical guidance available, and it comes from a researcher who is not only an innovative and visionary thinker, but someone I now consider a friend for life.”
—Maria Shriver, from the foreword

“In a society that often downplays the significance of menopause and its impact on women's lives, Dr. Mosconi's book serves as a rallying cry for embracing this transformative period with knowledge and empowerment. Her insights remind me of the importance of fostering a sense of community and support among women, a sentiment I hold dear in my own work.”
—Mary Claire Haver, MD, bestselling author of The Galveston Diet

“Every woman should know that menopause is more than just mood and hot flashes; it can profoundly impact brain health and function. Dr. Lisa Mosconi stands as a foremost expert on the menopause brain. This outstanding new book is a must-read, and I wholeheartedly recommend it.”
—Naomi Watts

“Written and referenced with care but phrased in a lighthearted, easy to understand style, this book is highly recommended for women who want to actively participate in preserving their brain’s health as they approach and progress through perimenopause and menopause.”
—Avrum Bluming, MD, co-author of Estrogen Matters

“In The Menopause Brain, Dr. Lisa Mosconi expertly guides us so that we do not feel alone in this journey, providing us with hope and achievable, empowering solutions drawn from her pioneering research, holistic training, and personal experience.”
—Tamsen Fadal, author of The New Single

“When it comes to menopause, it feels as if we have no information, misinformation, or what's out there is too chaotic and conflicting to make sense. Enter Lisa Mosconi. Hallelujah and thank you! Written with a neuroscientist's mind and a woman's heart, this book is packed with evidence-based, empowering information on all things menopause. For every woman living any phase of menopause, this is your required reading.”
—Lisa Genova, bestselling author of Still Alice

“The Menopause Brain delivers the comprehensive, science-backed information we need about menopause. It both inspires and empowers women to thrive during this stage of life.”
—Jolene Brighten, NMD, FABNE, bestselling author of Beyond the Pill

“Dr. Mosconi is finally answering the questions that have been ignored for far too long. The Menopause Brain is deeply researched, yet accessible, and provides the gold standard for understanding the role of estrogen in the female brain.”
—Sharon Malone, MD, author of Grown Woman Talk

The Menopause Brain gives you the tools you need to make sure that your beautiful mind is vibrant and that your brain stays healthy. And all of this from none other than Lisa Mosconi, PhD, who has the greatest mind—and biggest heart—in the neuroscience of menopause.”
—Aviva Romm, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Hormone Intelligence

“Long misunderstood, menopause gets a fresh narrative in The Menopause Brain. Filled with groundbreaking research and actionable advice from a leading neuroscientist, this book is essential reading for anyone navigating this transformative period.”
Ellen Vora, MD, author of
The Anatomy of Anxiety

"I would consider myself someone who has consumed a lot of content about hormones. But I had never really fathomed how hormonal changes impact the brain until I read neuroscientist Lisa Mosconi’s new book, The Menopause Brain."
—Gwyneth Paltrow 

“For so long, women experiencing menopause were saying ‘I don’t feel right, my mind’s gone, my memory’s gone,’ and people laughed us off. The Menopause Brain shows that we were right, and it’s heartening. Thank you, Dr. Mosconi.”
—Davina McCall MBE, bestselling author, presenter, fitness guru, and mother