Web Abbreviations

AD – Alzheimer’s Disease or
Alzheimer’s Dementia

ALZ or AZ – Alzheimer’s

AL or ALF – Assisted Living or Assisted Living Facility

APOE – Apolipoprotein E, the gene considered a
risk factor for AD

BIL – Brother in law

BILFH – Brother in law from Hell

BP – Blood Pressure

CD – Caregiver’s Dementia

CG – Caregiver

CM – Care Manager or Case Manager

CNA – Certified Nurses Aid

CPR – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

CT or CAT Scan – Computerized Tomography or
Computerized Axial Tomography

DAT – Dementia of the Alzheimer’s Type

DH – Dear Heart or Dear Husband

DNR – Do not Resuscitate

DW – Dear Wife

DX – Diagnosis

LW- Living will

DW – Dear Wife

EOAD – Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

EOFAD – Early Onset Familial Alzheimer’s Disease

ER – Emergency Room

FAD – Familial Alzheimer’s Disease

FDA – Food & Drug Administration

FIL – father in law

FLD – Frontal Lobe Dementia

HHA – Home Health Aide

HMO – Health Management Organization

ID – Identification

LBD – Lewy Body Disease

LO or ADLO – Loved One or AD Loved One

LPN – Licensed Practical Nurse

LTC – Long-Term Care

MCI – Mild Cognitive Impairment

MD – Medical Doctor

MID – Multi-Infarct Dementia

MIL – mother in law

MILFH – mother in law from Hell

MMSE – Mini-Mental State Exam

MRI Scan – Magnetic Resonance Imaging

NH – Nursing Home

NIA – National Institute on Aging

NIH – National Institutes of Health

OT – Occupational Therapy

PCP – Primary Care Provider

PD – Parkinson’s Disease or Pick’s Disease

PET Scan – Positron Emission Tomography

POA or DPOA – Power of Attorney or Durable Power of

PRN = as needed

qHS+ at bedtime (for meds)

RN – Registered Nurse

SIL – sister in law

SILFH – sister in law from Hell

SNF – Skilled Nursing Facility

SO – Significant Other

SP – Speech Therapy

SS & SSI – Social Security & Supplemental Security

TIA – Transient Ischemic Attack (mini-strokes)

TTT – To the top

TX – treatment

UTI – Urinary Tract Infection