Cerebral small vessel disease does it lead to dementia?

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Cerebral small vessel disease....does it lead to dementia?

My mum (51) has recently had a TIA and has been diagnosed with CSVD. She has some dysphasia and memory trouble. She has had bloods.....all normal, lipids at 5.5 (put on meds to bring it down to 3.5), carotid dopplers - normal, all vitals are within normal limits, transthorasic echo and tranesophageal echo show normal heart function. She is however very worried about developing small vessel dementia. Does anyone know if SVD leads to dementia?
 

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With the help of our beloved Google I found some information about that:

"Cerebral small vessel disease is a common cause of cognitive impairment and vascular dementia. The cognitive deficit differs from that in Alzheimer's disease, with greater executive/attentional dysfunction and relatively intact episodic memory."

This is from http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1739761" [Broken]
 
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Thank you for your help :)
 

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