Cognition refers to the mental processes involved in acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses.
Dementia is a term used to describe a decline in cognitive function, including memory, language, and problem-solving abilities. Dementia can be caused by various factors, such as genetics, head injury, and certain medical conditions.
One potential cause of dementia is smoking. Studies have shown that smokers are more likely to develop dementia than non-smokers.
The exact reason for this link is not fully understood, but it is thought that the chemicals in cigarettes may damage brain cells and disrupt the function of nerve cells that are responsible for cognitive function.
There are several ways in which smoking may contribute to the development of dementia. First, smoking has been linked to an increased risk of stroke, which can cause damage to brain cells and lead to cognitive decline.