Beyond 50: Insights Into Migraine That Ages With Us

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Key Questions
  • How does migraine disease progress in people as they get older?
  • What are the problems with research on people over 60 with migraine?
  • How does research on migraine discriminate against older patients?
  • Is migraine with aura more common in older patients?
  • How does chronic migraine change over time?
  • How do comorbidities complicate migraine treatment for people over 60?
  • How does menopause affect migraine?
  • Where can we find information on consensus treatments for migraine for people over 60?
  • Can cognitive problems in older patients be related to their migraine disease?
  • Can cognitive performance in older patients be improved by getting migraine under control?
  • For individuals experiencing current or past chronic migraine, what proactive measures can be taken to minimize the impact of migraine as we age?
Interview Notes

Please note: The Migraine World Summit’s aim is to bring you a variety of perspectives and expertise, independent of bias or judgment. Alternative theories presented in this video have not been medically reviewed. Views expressed in this interview do not necessarily represent the views of the Migraine World Summit. Please always consult your health care professional and do your own research before making changes to your treatment plan.

Messoud Ashina, MD, PhD, DMSc

Professor of Neurology
Danish Headache Center, Rigshospitalet Glostrup, University of Copenhagen

Messoud Ashina, MD, is a professor of neurology in the faculty of health and medical sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Professor Ashina received his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Azerbaijan Medical University. He completed his residency in neurology at the University of Copenhagen. Dr. Ashina received his PhD and DMSc degrees at the University of Copenhagen.

He is director of the Human Migraine Research Unit at the Danish Headache Center and Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet Glostrup.

Professor Ashina has been actively involved in headache research since 1995. His research interests include experimental migraine and cluster headache models, neuroimaging, novel antimigraine drug targets, the mechanism of migraine, and the action of antimigraine medications. He has authored over 400 papers, abstracts, and book chapters on the topic of headache, including migraine and cluster headache.

Professor Ashina serves as associate editor of three journals: Cephalalgia, Brain, and The Journal of Headache and Pain. He is also immediate past president of the International Headache Society.

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