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Suffering from ischemic leukoencephalopathy. Is there any chance to develop dementia ?

\My 65 year old mother hears clanging bells (like church bells) in the am when she wakes that has progressively gotten worse. We took her for an MRI which found relatively moderate and multiple white matter lesions . The impression was that she has Relatively advanced ischemic leukoencephalopathy . All the physician said was that she had pin strokes . Can you explain and tell us more? Will she develop dementia? Please help!
Asked On : Fri, 16 Sep 2011
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT DEMENTIA IS NOT LOSS OF PEMORY,RATHER IT IS CHANGE IN PERSONALITY.WHITE MATTER LESION CAUSES THESE SYMPTOMS SHE DOES NOT HAVE LESION RATHER A FUTURE TENDENCY TOWARDS THESE PROGGRESSIVE DISEASES.AS SHE HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED EARLIER A RARE CHANCE OF PROGGRESSION ONLY EXISTS
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Psychiatrist Dr. Alok Ranjan's  Response
ISCHEMIC LEUKOENCEPALOPATHY GENERALLY OCCOR AS A SMALL VESSELS OF BRAIN RUPTURE CAUSING DEPRIVATION OF BLOOD SUPPLY TO WHITE MATTER A SUBDIVISION OF BRAIN .BRAIN IS DIVIDED AS WHITE AND GREY MATTER ,WHEN ANY BLOOD VESSEL RUPTURE DUE TO STROKE OR IF THEY HAVE STRUCTURAL DEFECT LIKE BERRY ANEURYSM(ABNORMAL DILATION),THE BLOOD AND EXUDATES OZZEZ OUT CAUSING SWELLING WHICH CAUSES DEPRIVATION OF BLOOF SUPPLY TO A SPECIFIC AREA.THE SYMPTOMS YOUR MOTHE IS EXPERINCING IS CALLED AS TINNITUS.
GENERALLY WHITE MATTER LESION DO NOT CAUSE DEMENTIA.
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