Dementia is not a disease but is an overarching term used to describe symptoms such as memory loss, loss of cognitive function, decreased social abilities, and mood changes that are severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s, Vascular, and Lewy Body are examples of diseases that cause dementia.

A study found a 50% higher rate of dementia among individuals with migraine than those without.1 “Individuals without aura had a 19% higher rate of dementia, and individuals with aura had a two times higher rate of dementia.1