Does mom have brain damage or vascular dementia a year after a stroke?

Perhaps both. A single stroke causes discrete brain damage and can effect memory. However, there may be other circulatory problems in the brain that are not as dramatic as a stroke but which can contribute to memory loss.
Possibly yes. A neuropsychologist will help your mom to determine the overall cognitive status since after stroke.
Complex question. Vascular dementia is a form of brain damage that occurs after repeated, small strokes combine over time to cause a global dysfunction of cognition and memory (dementia). Your particular question can only be answered after a thorough evaluation by a neurologist.

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My mom's house was tested for radon. Avg. Was 4.6 pico curies over 3 days. She lived there 1 year. Could this have caused brain damage/dementia?

PROBABLY NOT. Big issue with radon is risk of lung cancer, and other pulmonary issues, and, to my knowledge no link to dementia or alzheimers. Read more...
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Is it fair for a teen to have to deal with grandma's brain damage from stroke after having dealt with grandpa's dementia? He is kind.

Fair? Families generally help each other. No doubt, it's burdensome for you to be asked to help. Perhaps you can negotiate schedules and tasks that suit you. You have a right to your life too - if you're overburdened, speak up but don't expect a complete "pass". It's easy to say "i love you" to your grandparents, but actions speak so much more loudly than words. Read more...
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Do blood thinners like aspirin or warfarin help in slowing down vascular dementia caused by mini strokes that is caught at a very early stage?

Doubtful. Theoretically, there is empirical hope. However, no existing scientific evidence supporting decreased rate of small blood vessel occlusion supplying vital cerebral areas has been performed. Prevailing wisdom suggests multi factorial mechanisms as etiology. Read more...
Vascular Dementia . There has been no evidence to suggest that blood thinners, such an anti-platelet agents (e.g. Aspirin, plavix) or anticoagulants such as coumadin, (warfarin) slow down the progression of vascular dementia. Aspirin is good for general cardiovascular health, but there is no medical data to support it's use in preventing or slowing dementia. You could still consider Aspirin for your cv health if recommended. Read more...

Can you remember things that went on during a mini stroke? I also have vascular dementia

usually yes. Unless the stroke involves connections subserving memory functions, or level of consciousness, you should have no amnesia for episode. But if you have short-term memory loss anyway, then you likely will forget most of what occurred. Read more...

What is small vessel desease brain and what are the odds of getting Vascular Dementia?

Depends on severity. Small vessel disease is the term used to describe a category of blood vessel damage. Hypertension, cholesterol, and diabetes tend to damage small blood vessels first but the main culprit is systolic hypertension. The risk for vascular dementia is directly related to how bad the extent of damage is in your brain which loosely correlates with white matter damage in MRI . Read more...

Can vascular dementia in an elderly person caused by mini strokes be arrested or slowed down if caught at an early stage? If so, how?

Uncertain. It depends on the area of brain involved and the type of vascular lesion causing the problem. If the source of blood clots is in neck in carotid artery it can be treated and further progression will stop. Read more...
Avoid TIA'S. Need to stop all risk factors for PVD such as smoking and keep bp, cholesterol and blood sugar under control. Read more...
Maybe. Controlling high blood pressure, diabetes, and other risk factors may help. Interventions ideally should start decades before one gets dementia. Read more...

Can you remember things that happen in mimi stroke. I also have vascular dementia?

probably yes. Although you do seem to possess dementia caused by small strokes, you likely may be aware of many of your vascular attacks. But there are silent areas of brain, and some strokes are unnoticeable, even in otherwise normal patients. Read more...