Abbreviations List and Dementia Talking Point Jargon

Discussion in 'Helpful websites' started by PamD, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. RustySaddle

    RustySaddle Registered User

    Jun 30, 2010
    188
    Dorset
    Hi Pam, what a great job, will make much use of these abbreviations, I get so confused with them all, x x
     
  2. Jancis

    Jancis Registered User

    Jun 30, 2010
    2,567
    Hampshire
    Hi Pam,
    Could we add AMPH = Approved Mental Health Professional
    Thanks
    Jancis
     
  3. alex

    alex Registered User

    Apr 10, 2006
    1,665
    Excellent idea Pam, thank you, i'm sure many will refer to it when needed.

    Love Alex x
     
  4. AMHP added as suggested by Jancis. Pam
     
  5. Added CBD and CJD which came up in Weebrother's thread. Pam
     
  6. Just added a couple of Welsh terms - AM and CSSIW - from fredsnail's thread. Trying to be inclusive around the UK: will add MSP in a moment. And a few others recently too. If you have any suggestions for further additions, either PM me or leave a note here. Pam
     
  7. Added FWIW and WEF - spotted the latter in a recent post, remembered the former. Pam
     
  8. Jargon added

    I've tentatively added a small "Jargon" section at the end: MOD/MODERATOR, PM/PRIVATE MESSAGE, STICKY, with entries in the main list for them, referring to the separate Jargon section (I thought that long descriptions wouldn't fit so well in the main list).

    Please let me know (or if you're a mod, just dive in and edit) if I've not got these right. Or if you can think of anything else which needs to be there. We don't want to duplicate the whole "Help" section, but a few key terms crop up over and over and can be baffling to new readers. On the other hand (or OTOH!), if the Jargon section is a whole Bad Idea, I (or a mod) can just edit it all away.

    If the mods like the idea of a jargon section, perhaps one of them could change the name of the thread to reflect this?

    Pam
     
  9. Added GA and DVT from a current thread. Pam
     
  10. Bm?

    Added AFO from a recent thread, after googling it - not sure about BM from same thread. Bowel Movement perhaps? Pam
     
  11. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,385
    Kent
    I think `Jargon` is appropriate Pam, as there are abbreviations , possibly used on other Forums, but perhaps peculiar to TP.

    Thank you for putting so much effort into this list.
     
  12. EOAD spotted and added.
     
  13. Smi

    Added SMI from Mother's Council Tax exemption paperwork.
     
  14. Jancis

    Jancis Registered User

    Jun 30, 2010
    2,567
    Hampshire
    Hi Pam,
    Another one for the list:
    ICAS = Independent Complaints Advocacy Service
     
  15. Jancis

    Jancis Registered User

    Jun 30, 2010
    2,567
    Hampshire
    And another one ECT = Electro Compulsive Therapy
     
  16. Thanks, Jancis: ECT and ICAS now added.
     
  17. Jancis

    Jancis Registered User

    Jun 30, 2010
    2,567
    Hampshire
    Hi Pam,
    Just noticed you don't have CHC on your list. I must be one of those people who have a phobia for abbreviations!
     
  18. That puzzled me as I was sure I'd already added it ... then found that I'd got "NHS CHC" but not plain "CHC". Now added. Thanks!
     
  19. PostTenebrasLux

    PostTenebrasLux Registered User

    Mar 16, 2010
    768
    London & Oxford
    Dear Pam,

    PCA = Posterior Cortical Atrophy (also referred to as Benson's syndrome)

    Many thanks for keeping your list live and kicking :)
    Martina
     
  20. Thanks, Martina - PCA now added. Pam
     

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