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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

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