Frontotemporal Neurocognitive Disorder

Frontotemporal Neurocognitive Disorder (FTND) is a progressive brain disorder that affects the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain, which controls behavior, language, and emotion. It is distinguished by personality and behavioral changes, issues with language, and issues with executive functioning (planning and decision-making). Pick’s disease and Frontotemporal Dementia are other names for FTND. It usually impacts people between the ages of 40-65, and men are more likely to suffer from it than women. 

  • Refusal to communicate
  • Changes in mood and personality
  • A lack of control over social manners
  • Obsessive or repetitive behavior
  • Abnormal verbal, physical, or sexual conduct 
  • An increase in weight due to binge eating

Coping with FTND involves creating a support network, changing one’s lifestyle, and making plans for the future. Family members and caregivers should also educate themselves on FTND and, if necessary, seek professional assistance. A healthcare professional may also suggest medications and treatments to address the symptoms of FTND. It’s critical to treat FTND with tolerance, comprehension, and willingness to adjust to changes in functioning and behavior. 

Individuals with FTND can considerably benefit from therapy by using it to address and manage the different behavioral, emotional, and cognitive symptoms linked to the condition. Mainly, therapy can assist patients and their families in comprehending and managing the personality, linguistic, and social changes that are usual in FTND. Overall, therapy can give patients and their families a supportive environment as they work through the difficulties of FTND and attempt to maintain a good quality of life.  

At TBC, our Lebanese Therapists in Dubai provide therapy sessions in Arabic, French, and English to help clients overcome mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as occupational therapy, psychomotor and speech therapy.