Cognitive Difficulties in Migraine

15sep1:00 pm2:30 pmCognitive Difficulties in MigraineMigraine can interfere with many parts of the body, but its effects on the various parts of the brain can cause pain and disability by causing cognitive difficulties

Event Details

Many of us have heard the term ‘Brain Fog’. Some people don’t like it, others feel it explains exactly what they experience, but like it or loathe it, it is only one small description of one small effect of migraine.

Migraine can cause confusion, disorientation, and a lot of other cognitive issues. To try to explain what cognition is and how migraine affects it, we’re delighted to welcome Psychologist Dr. Paul Horgan, and Clinical Neuropsychology master graduate Kimberly Kiyui from Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.

Subject to change but this talk will look at some of the following topics as well as others…

  • What is cognition?
  • How the idea of ‘Brain Fog’ is very unhelpful
  • What areas of cognition are impacted by different Migraine symptoms
  • Types of cognitive symptoms impact on daily function
  • Lifestyle management/modifications and their usefulness in terms of managing cognitive difficulties
  • When to go to your G.P./neurology team if the symptoms are acute or getting worse

This talk is taking place during Irish Migraine Awareness Week #IMAW and is supported by Novartis Ireland

Speaker Bios

Dr. Paul Horgan is a senior Clinical Psychologist and chartered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland. He is currently working on the SláinteCare Migraine Programme and the National Live Kidney Donor Programme in Beaumont Hospital Dublin. Dr.Horgan has gained a broad range of clinical experience in the areas of adult mental health, older adult mental health, renal transplant and neurology since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 2013






Kimberly Kiyui is a Clinical Neuropsychology master graduate based in Beaumont Hospital working as an assistant psychologist and research assistant for the Psychology Department & the Academic Unit of Neurology, Trinity College Dublin. Her work encompasses clinical care and research on neurodegenerative diseases such as Motor Neurone Disease, Huntington’s disease, and Frontotemporal Dementia. She has recently been integrated into the Migraine team, where she will volunteer her expertise in supporting individuals who experience migraine.


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15 September 2023 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm(GMT+01:00)