Cognitive Disorders covers a wide variety of potential problems. They could be simple errors in thoughts and conclusions, which appear to not have the expected outcomes, causing confusion and misunderstanding. Cognitive Disorders could be more complicated, stemming from possibly a function of the brain. Whatever the cause, many people often think that correcting their thoughts is simply a matter of changing your mind and making a new decision and ignoring what you thought. Or worse yet, to forget how this made you feel (which we never really forget), tough it up and move on.
Cognitive Disorders are important for a variety of reasons, but one of the most important is the loss of trust in yourself and your thinking.
The elderly realize that some thinking errors or loss is to be expected, but newer research challenges some of this traditional thinking in ways that can raise our confidence in our ability to preserve our cognitive function.