On this week’s episode of the Dr Louise Newson podcast, Dr Louise welcomes Sharon Saunders.
Sharon is a menopausal woman with learning disabilities and is a wheelchair user.
During the episode, Sharon talks about when she first learned about the menopause from her mum, and her menopause symptoms, including joint aches and pains and headaches. She describes how these symptoms make her feel and the impact on her daily life, and Dr Louise and Sharon also talk about treatment options.
Finally, Sharon offers some important advice to other women with learning disabilities who are going through the perimenopause and menopause: speak up about how you are feeling, and don’t give up.
Sharon is supported by Dimensions, a not-for-profit organisations supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, behaviours of distress and those with complex health needs.
And click here for an easy read booklet on the perimenopause and menopause by balance and Dimensions.