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What are the common acronyms used on the Alzheimer List?

While this list includes a majority of the acronyms you may see, it may not contain all the ones used on the List.

ACAT: Aged Care Assessment Team

LTC: Long Term Care

AD: Alzheimer's Disease

MAOI: MonoAmine Oxidase Inhibitor

ADL: Activities of Daily Living

MD: Medical Doctor or Maryland

AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

MIA: Missing In Action

ALF: Assisted Living Facility

MID: Multi Infarct Dementia

ALZ: Alzheimer's

MIL: Mother In Law

AOL: America On Line

MMSE: Mini-Mental State Exam

AZ: Alzheimer's Disease

MO: Missouri

BID: Twice a Day

MO: Modus Operandi <Method of Operation>

BIL: Brother In Law

MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

BILFH: Brother In Law From Hell

NH: Nursing Home or New Hampshire (we had one person wondering why everyone was so sad when their LO was moved to NH, until the person figured out it was a Nursing Home everyone was talking about instead of New Hampshire

BNLT: Basic-Nice-Lady-Type

NIA: National Institute on Aging

BP: Blood Pressure

NIH: National Institute of Health

BRB: Be Right Back

NOS: Not Otherwise Specified

BTW: By The Way

o.d. daily (omni dei)

CD: Caregiver's Dementia


CHF: Congestive Heart Failure

OD: Ocular Dexter or right eye,

CG: Caregiver

OS: Ocular Sinister or left eye (Above two abbreviations are frequently used to indicate a particular eye in regards to treatments of eye ailments, such as eyedrops

CICO: Coffee In Coffee Out

2gtts QD OD = 2 drops daily in the right eye.

CRBF: Commuity Based Residential Facility

OU: Ocular Universalis, or both eyes

CT: (or CAT) - Computerized Tomography or Computerized Axial Tomography

PCP: Primary Care Provider

DL: Driver's License

PIA: (See PIB and sub for the B <different name for same part of anatomy>)

ED: Emergency Department PIB: Pain In the Butt

EOAD: Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease

POA: Power of Attorney

ER: Emergency Room

PRN: Pro Re Nata, "as needed" or "as necessary", Patient Reeking - NOW, Pee Reaches the Nose, Patient Really Nasty

ERT: Estrogen Replacement Therapy

QD: once a day

FDA: Food & Drug Administration

QID: four times a day.

FIL: Father In Law

QOD: every other day

FLD: Frontal Lobe Dementia

ROFL: Rolling On the Floor Laughing

FND: Fools Never Differ

ROFLMAO: Rolling On the Floor Laughing My A** Off
FTD: Frontotemporal Dementia SASE: Self Addressed Stamped Envelope

FUBAR: Fouled Up Beyond All Repair (Note: Another 6 letter F word may be substituted)

SIL: Sister In Law

FWIW: For What It's Worth

SNAFU: Situation Normal All Fouled Up

GMTA: Great Minds Think Alike

SOB: Probably not what you're thinking. Here it could mean Shortness of Breath. (Could mean the other thing too.)

GOMER: Get Out of My Emergency Room!

SU: Spousal Unit - Hubby or Wife or ??

HHA: Home Health Aide

TIA: Transient Ischaemic Attack"
TIA: Transient (back to normal in 24 hrs) Ischaemic (not enough blood) Attack (ouch!)"

HMO: Health Managment Organization

TID: Three Times a Day

HTH!: Hope This Helps!

TPFIC: Tongue Planted Firmly In Cheek

ICQ: I Seek You - a communications program on the Web

TTFN: Ta Ta For Now

ID: Identification Card

TTYL: Type To You Later

IIRC: If I Remember Correctly

UCLA: University of California at Los Angeles

IM: Intramuscular (as in injection)

UTI: Urinary Tract Infection

IM: Instant Message <AOL Feature>

VBG: Very Big Grin

IMHO: In My Humble Opinion

VNA: Visiting Nurse Association

IMNSHO: In My Not So Humble Opinion

VW: Volkswagen

ISP: Internet Service Provider

WA: Wedding Anniversary

ITTTC: It's The Thought That Counts

WA: Washington (State, DC, 1st President, depending on use)

LBD: Lewy Body Disease

WA: Western Australia

LPN: Licensed Practical Nurse

WTG: Way To Go

LO: Loved One


LOL: Laughing Out Loud


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