Bedside Assessment of Executive Dysfunction

In this presentation, James Tew, MD, discusses frontal behavioral changes in patients with executive dysfunction and provides examples of applicable bedside assessment tools.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the differences between classic presentations of Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia syndrome
  • Identify several classic personality changes associated with frontal executive impairment 
  • Implement standardized assessment tools to distinguish memory impairment from frontal executive impairment


No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 5/24/2022 | Last Modified On: 5/24/2022 | Expires: 5/24/2023


May 24, 2022


May 24, 2023

Related Presenters

James Tew, MD

James Tew, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Full Profile