Could HRT be a secret weapon in the war against dementia?

Published: 16th March 2020

This article from The Daily Mail explores the benefits of HRT in tackling menopausal symptoms such as memory loss and brain fog. Psychological symptoms such as these, as well as anxiety and low mood, are the reason most women visit their doctor and seek out treatment for the menopause. This article also takes a look at recent studies by experts, examining the correlation between low oestrogen and Alzheimer's and how hormone replacement can safeguard the brain.

The oestrogen in our bodies actually protects the brain from ageing, and as levels begin to decline during perimenopause and menopause, the brain becomes more vulnerable to Alzheimer's. Replacing the oestrogen as soon as possible is proven to be hugely beneficial for the protection of the brain and cognitive function.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Dr Louise Newson says "The menopause is not a disease, but it’s a risk factor for major diseases, including Alzheimer’s.’ Dr Newson also states the other ways taking HRT can improve your long term health. As well as aiding cognitive function and easing short-term menopausal symptoms, HRT is proven to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular problems.

Click here to read the full article from The Daily Mail.


Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre was launched in 2018 by leading menopause specialist and GP, Dr Louise Newson. Created to help women receive the most appropriate, individualised and holistic treatment for their perimenopause and menopause, it has quickly become a centre of excellence, providing care to women of all ages, both via remote consultations and in-person at clinics in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire and Lymm, Cheshire.

A passionate and tireless campaigner for better menopause care for all women, Dr Newson has also founded the Menopause Doctor website, The Menopause Charity, the balance app, Newson Health Research and Education and written a best-selling Haynes Manual on Menopause.

The Menopause Doctor website is a free resource providing a huge amount of unbiased, evidence based information about the menopause and perimenopause for women and healthcare professionals. The site has been adopted by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) as an official educational library for menopause. Visit www.menopausedoctor.co.uk.

The Menopause Charity was founded in 2020, with trustees including sustainable health expert Professor Matthew Cripps and media ambassadors Davina McCall, Lorraine Kelly, Liz Earle and Meg Mathews. The charity has many exciting plans to help women and their families and colleagues with the challenges caused by the menopause, including an educational website, professionally staffed helpline and fundraising for research activities. Visit www.themenopausecharity.org.

‘balance’ is a free app that was developed to enable women to track their symptoms, access personalised expert content, share stories and lots more. Get the balance app at www.balance-app.com.

Newson Health Research and Education is a not-for-profit organisation from which all profits are invested back into the business. A Confidence in Menopause educational platform has been developed specifically for healthcare professionals and can be found at https://www.fourteenfish.com/menopause/subscribe

The Haynes Manual on Menopause is a definitive guide to help women, their partners and families cut through the plethora of misinformation and take a straightforward look at menopause. Find out more at www.newsonhealth.co.uk/resources/menopause-manual.