I’ve started a book on Facebook and I’m starting a campaign to spread awareness that the menopause can play havoc with your memory. Long-time readers of this blog will remember the Strangeness of Autumn 2008 when I went really weird and was convinced I was having some kind of communication with Leonard Cohen. I have privatised * all the posts from that era becuase I am now embarrassed by them, but for 3 months I thought I was going crazy – until I realised that during that time I’d had no periods. Since then my memory has gone haywire: places I’ve known for years disappear from my mind and I can’t remember how to get there or what I’ve done. Result: I end up repeating things with my students – ironically, often because I panic about forgetting something!
* in the blog sense not in the Thatcherite sense!
So spread the word and tell everyone. And join my group on Facebook.