• Debbi Debbi
    July 28, 2008
    Is there a possible link between alzheimers and migrain headaches?
    Debbi Debbi
    July 28, 2008

    My mom and my aunt both have alzhiemers and my mom has vascular dementia also.  They both had migrains growing up, is there a possible link between the two.My aunt always took good care of her health and excercised but my mom smoked up until she was sixty. I have also talked to several friends whose mothers have alzeimers and they had migrains too.

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  • Nancy Harris Bonk July 31, 2008
    Nancy Harris Bonk
    July 28, 2008

    Hi Debbi,

     

    Migraine is a genetic neurologic disease. And seeing as you have a strong family history of Migraine, we don't need to look much further!

     

    John Hopkins University researchers did a study on cognitive function and Migraineurs and the authors concluded, "Migraineurs, specifically those with aura, exhibited less decline on cognitive tests over time versus nonmigraineurs. For the Mini-Mental State Examination, these effects were only apparent among those who were older than 50 years."  Click HERE for more information.

     

    Good luck

    Nancy

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  • Nebula July 28, 2008
    Nebula
    July 28, 2008

    I have been wondering that exact thing lately - because alzheimers and migraines run in my family : (

     

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