Cognition refers to thinking activities such as remembering, paying attention, learning new things, planning, and making decisions.
Some changes in cognition are normal as people get older. For persons who are aging with physical disability, cognitive changes may impact your ability to cope with challenges related to your disability.
Some people have minor changes in thinking that occur every once in a while and others have larger thinking problems that occur more often. Even minor changes in thinking as you age can cause challenges in your daily life and affect your overall quality of life.