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Migraines Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

Key clinical point: Migraines could increase the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Major finding: Migraines are associated with a fourfold higher odds of Alzheimer’s disease.

Study details: A population-based, prospective cohort study of 679 adults.

Disclosures: The study was funded by Manitoba Health and the National Health Research and Development Program of Health Canada.


Morton R et al. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, 2019 Sep 4. doi: 10.1002/gps.5180.