Migraine in the Elderly

Overview

Many patients experience a reduction in migraine attacks in their later years. But some patients even experience new-onset migraine. Managing migraine in elderly patients means factoring comorbidities, like high blood pressure and stroke risk, into a treatment plan. Our experts explain more age-related considerations you should recognize in patients 65 years and older. That includes specific primary and secondary headaches to look out for. 

Patient Resources

Starting a Migraine Support Group | The American Migraine Foundation

Enter your name and email for a free download of our guide: How to Start a Migraine Support Group.Read More

Migraine Through A Woman’s Life | American Migraine Foundation

For women, migraine frequency and treatment options can change from puberty to menopause. Learn how fluctuating estrogen levels affect migraine.Read More

Veterans and Migraine | American Migraine Foundation

Military veterans may be more likely to experience migraine attacks and headaches, often stemming from brain injury and other combat-related trauma.Read More

Stroke, Heart Disease & Migraine | American Migraine Foundation

While there is a link between migraine and stroke, the risk of migraine-related stroke is low. Learn more about the connection and how it can affect you.Read More

What to Know About Low-Pressure Headaches | AMF

Spontaneous intracranial hypotension is what many call a low-pressure headache. Learn more about the symptoms and how to get treatment.Read More

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