The relationship between migraine and dementia

Takeaway

  • People who suffer from migraine are not more likely than non-sufferers to develop dementia later in life.

Why this matters

  • A history of migraine is associated with cerebral white matter hyperintensities and increased risk of ischemic stroke, both of which are risk factors for early cognitive decline and dementia.

  • The association between migraine and dementia has not been properly investigated.