Migraine in the Elderly

  • Vera V. OsipovaEmail author
  • Elena Snopkova
  • Guzyal Tabeeva
Part of the Headache book series (HEAD)


Despite in the majority of patients migraine completely stops after the age of 50, in some subjects migraine persists with more or less typical symptoms. This chapter illustrates two migraine outcomes in the late age: severe persistence and “headless’ migraine – late-life migrainous accompaniment. It is stressed that migraine after the age of 50 is often misdiagnosed and mistreated. Migraine outcomes in the elder age are summarized. Differential diagnosis in the elderly migraineurs, clinical predictors of migraine evolution in the elderly as well as key factors leading to migraine persistence after 50 are being discussed.


Migraine Attack Emotional Stress Migraine With Aura Medication Overuse Migraine Without Aura 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vera V. Osipova
    • 1
    Email author
  • Elena Snopkova
    • 1
  • Guzyal Tabeeva
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurology“Ivan Sechenov” First Moscow Medical UniversityMoscowRussia

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