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Estrogen Therapy May Help Prevent Memory Decline In Elderly Women

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October 12, 2000
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McGill University
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Studies have found that estrogen replacement therapy prevents some of the decline in the ability to learn and to remember new material in postmenopausal women.

"Normal aging does not affect immediate memory in older people. It functions as well as it did when they were 30 years of age. The same goes for remote memory," says Barbara Sherwin, Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill University. "However," specifies the founder and co-director of the McGill Menopause Clinic at the Royal Victoria Hospital," our capacity to learn - to code new information, to consolidate and retrieve it - that decreases with aging. Our studies have found that estrogen replacement therapy prevents some of the decline in the ability to learn and to remember new material in postmenopausal women. "


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