Do you have trouble completing everyday tasks like picking up around the house, showering, or even brushing your teeth? It’s not uncommon for some to get overwhelmed and have difficulty performing the tasks that help us to live our daily lives. Those who struggle with executive functioning find they have issues with staying organized and completing a wide range of everyday tasks.
If you or your loved one has trouble with executive functioning, we encourage you to come in and see the specialists at Atlanta Specialized Care. Our expert team offers a comprehensive program to help those who struggle with executive functioning better manage their everyday lives.
What is Executive Functioning?
Executive functioning is a set of cognitive processes and skills that enable an individual to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. It involves mental control and self-regulation to perform everyday activities such as organizing, time management, adapting to changing situations, setting goals, problem-solving, decision-making, and retaining information.
Deficits in executive functioning can result in difficulty completing daily tasks or longer-term goals, difficulty remembering instructions or important dates, difficulty controlling impulsive behaviors or emotions, being easily overwhelmed by stress or frustration, and difficulty starting and finishing tasks on time. At Atlanta Specialized Care, we offer comprehensive programs to help patients overcome deficits in their executive functioning, so they can more easily and effectively carry out their everyday lives.
Symptoms of Executive Dysfunction
Executive dysfunction is characterized by the inability to maintain executive functioning throughout the patient’s daily life. Executive dysfunction can often be frustrating for patients, as they have the desire to do things like wash their dishes or solve a problem at hand but have difficulty executing those activities.
Symptoms of executive dysfunction look different for everyone depending on their individual set of circumstances. That being said, there are a few key symptoms patients experience as a result of executive dysfunction, including:
- Having trouble focusing on more than one thing at a time
- Having trouble focusing too much on a single task
- Trouble carrying out a task because it is hard to visualize the results
- Having difficulty starting tasks that seem difficult or uninteresting
- Trouble with impulse control
- Having trouble explaining thought processes
In addition, those with executive dysfunction may also have difficulties with the following:
- Planning and completing projects
- Communicating details effectively
- Starting tasks related to work or lifestyle
- Social cues and expectations
- Maintaining motivation
Executive Dysfunction Treatment
At Atlanta Specialized Care, we understand that every patient is unique in their experiences with executive dysfunction. That’s why we are proud to offer comprehensive treatment programs to support those with executive functioning deficits in the specific areas in which they need the most help. We offer patients cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help them learn how to effectively manage the symptoms associated with executive dysfunction. We also use techniques such as mindfulness meditation for relaxation and stress reduction to help improve overall cognitive functioning.
Our ultimate goal is to empower our patients by helping them develop the skills they need in order to lead meaningful lives despite the presence of executive dysfunction. We are committed to providing comprehensive care that is individualized and tailored toward each unique patient's needs in order to promote maximum functional independence and successful outcomes for our clients.
Executive Dysfunction Treatment in Atlanta & Alpharetta, GA
The team at Atlanta Specialized Care understands your frustration with executive dysfunction and is here to offer you the support you need to enhance your independence once and for all. We encourage you to find out more about our specialized executive function programs by calling Atlanta Specialized Care at (770) 815-6853 or arranging a consultation online by using our information request form.