Rehabilitating Executive Functioning

Executive functioning complaints are common for individuals over the age of 50.  Common areas of difficulty include complex problem solving strategies necessary to coordinate trips, program electronics and manage a schedule.  These problems can also be accompanied by problems with behavioral control and social functioning.  The strong demands of novel social situations can be overwhelming and thus cause significant awkwardness.

Fortunately, this is an area that is often amenable to rehabilitation.  Rehabilitation strategies take two forms.  First, puzzle designed to target and strengthen functioning in this area may be used on a daily basis to recover executive functioning skills.  Second, compensatory strategies may be use to limit the negative impact that executive functioning skills may be having on your life.  Both of these are discussed in greater detail below.

Here are some links to helpful websites for remediating executive functioning.