Oh yes, yes, yes... I've been down that road and still on occasion have the memory lapses.
It you were to read some of my earlier posts on this board you'd find a rather humorous post on this topic. Forgetting my only daughter's name one day was the boost that I needed to begin taking hormones. I don't think that hormones is the answer for everyone, but I know that compounded hormones surely has helped me
My sister, who is also perimenopausal, has experienced the same thing and she also wondered if she had Alzheimers until I shared with her what I was also going through.
The stories that I could tell you about my memory lapses would have you in tears from laughter, LOL,