Treatment of Frontotemporal Neurocognitive Disorder

Topic: Discussion: Treatment of Frontotemporal Neurocognitive Disorder
Number of sources: 3
Writing Style: APA
Type of document: Essay
Academic Level: Master
Number of Pages: 2 (Double Spaced)
Category:   Nursing
Language Style: English (U.S.)

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Discussion: Treatment of Frontotemporal Neurocognitive Disorder

Neurocognitive disorders (NCD) such as delirium, dementia, and amnestic disorders are more prevalent in older adults. As the population ages and as life expectancy in the United States continues to increase, the incidence of these disorders will continue to increase. Cognitive functioning such as memory, language, orientation, judgment, and problem solving are affected in clients with NCDs. Caring for someone with a neurocognitive disorder is not only challenging for the clinician, but also stressful for the family. The PMHNP needs to consider not only the client but also the family as client. Collaboration with primary care providers and specialty providers is essential. Anticipatory guidance also becomes extremely important.

In this Discussion, you will integrate several sources of knowledge specific to NCDs as you discuss evidenced-based therapies used to treat these disorders.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

Analyze diagnostic criteria for neurocognitive disorders

Analyze evidence-based psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for neurocognitive disorders

Evaluate benefits and risks of neurocognitive therapies

Compare differential diagnostic features of neurocognitive disorders


1) Explain the diagnostic criteria for Frontotemporal Neurocognitive Disorder

2). Explain the evidenced-based psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for Frontotemporal Neurocognitive Disorder

3). Identify the risks of different types of therapy and explain how the benefits of the therapy that might be achieved might outweigh the risks.

4). Support your rationale with references to the Learning Resources or other academic resource.