Brain cancer fact sheet: High Level Thinking or Executive Impairments – Can’t seem to think straight?
Executive impairments are problems with higher level thinking tasks such as planning, organisation, problem solving, setting priorities, and responding to unexpected situations.
It can be very hard to see and accept changes in these areas of thinking and behaviour, that is they do not develop insight into their difficulties.
A survey of people with a brain tumour found that 39% frequently had difficulties with higher level thinking tasks such as planning or problem solving.
Carers of people with a brain tumour who were surveyed said that 15% of relatives had limited insight into these difficulties.