Paola Gilsanz, ScD, of Kaiser Permanente's Division of Research in Oakland, Calif., Said in a statement: "Our results show that less exposure to estrogen over the course of a lifetime is linked to an increased risk of dementia."
This is a pathology that has a history of developing new pathways.
While we can (usually) not change natural processes such as the beginning or end of our reproductive years, there are some things we can do to protect our brains against dementia. Alzheimer's (a common cause of dementia) research shows that people are getting more sleep, exercising, and eating a balanced diet. By making lifestyle tweaks to protect our brain and balance our hormones we can help diminish our chances of dementia and boost a variety of other health outcomes.