Midlife and Menopause

1.5 million American women experience menopause every year. Despite this, middle aged women feel unprepared for changes that occur during this important life transition. Hormonal changes that occur during menopause affect women's sleep, weight, mood, and overall health.
Health conditions related to hormone changes in women: Osteoporosis, Autoimmune Disease, Depression, Insomnia, and Alzheimer's Disease.
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We are conducting several projects focused on women's experiences of midlife including:

  • sex differences in exercise, cognition, and brain imaging
  • sex differences in midlife risk factors for Alzheimer's disease
  • review of publicly available resources for women's menopause education
  • development of a menopause educational intervention
  • qualitative interviews about how women learn about menopause
  • qualitative interviews about women's sexual health in midlife

Social Media Information

Check out our social media pages for research on women in midlife.

Facebook:   Women's Midlife Adventure Network

Instagram:   AmberWatts_PhD