13. Executive Functioning

  1. Andrew E. Budson2,3,4,5 and
  2. Neil W. Kowall5,6,7
  1. Robert A. Stern2,
  2. Stacy L. Andersen1 and
  3. Brandon E. Gavett2

Published Online: 21 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344110.ch13

The Handbook of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

The Handbook of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

How to Cite

Stern, R. A., Andersen, S. L. and Gavett, B. E. (2011) Executive Functioning, in The Handbook of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias (eds A. E. Budson and N. W. Kowall), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444344110.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Neurology & Alzheimer's Disease Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA

  2. 3

    Center for Translational Cognitive Neuroscience and Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA

  3. 4

    Memory Disorders Unit, Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Department of Neurology, Brigham & Women 's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

  4. 5

    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  5. 6

    Departments of Neurology and Pathology & Alzheimer's Disease Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA

  6. 7

    Neurology Service and Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    New England Centenarian Study, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA USA

  2. 2

    Department of Neurology & Alzheimer's Disease Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 13 OCT 2011

Book Series:

  1. Wiley-Blackwell Handbooks of Behavioral Neuroscience

Book Series Editors:

  1. David Mostofsky

Series Editor Information

  1. Boston University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405168281

Online ISBN: 9781444344110

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Keywords:

  • executive functioning;
  • processes, system that acts in a supervisory capacity;
  • disturbances in executive functioning;
  • executive functions, “frontal lobe” functions;
  • dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC);
  • neuropsychological function hierarchical model;
  • Delis–Kaplan Executive Function System (D–KEFS);
  • Dementia Rating Scale;
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS);
  • executive dysfunction of dementia syndromes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Development

  • Specific Executive Functions: Definitions and Descriptions

  • Neuroanatomy

  • Neuropsychological and Neuropsychiatric Assessment of Executive Functions

  • Executive Functioning in Dementia

  • Conclusions

  • References