Abbreviations List and Dementia Talking Point Jargon

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

  1. IanH64

    IanH64 Registered User

    Nov 25, 2011
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    Crewe UK
    Can I add EOD or early onset dementia as I use that as well.

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  2. EOD added, and the list converted from dark blue to black as requested. Pam
     
  3. Pookie

    Pookie Registered User

    Dec 29, 2011
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    Thank you very much for this list.very helpful

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  4. Rageddy Anne

    Rageddy Anne Registered User

    Feb 21, 2013
    5,990
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    Abbreviations

    This is such a useful guide, but I can never remember how to find it. So, now that I have found it, I'm bringing it to the top again, in case other users would find it helpful.
     
  5. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
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    West Midlands
    How did you find it ? :)



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  6. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    You go to the 'Information and Resources' part of the forum. Then 'Helpful Websites'. After that the 'Abbreviations List and Talking Point Jargon' should be at the top of the list.
     
  7. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
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    "...This is such a useful guide, but I can never remember how to find it..."
     

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  8. Rageddy Anne

    Rageddy Anne Registered User

    Feb 21, 2013
    5,990
    Cotswolds
    I went to the Welcome and How to Use heading and typed ABBREVIATIONS in the search box, then scrolled down and found it.
     
  9. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
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    West Midlands
    All useful info for everybody :)


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  10. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,336
    Kent
    If you have any special Threads you want to be sure of finding you can subscribe to them.

    At the top of the Thread on the light blue line, see Thread tools. The drop down box allows you to subscribe to the Thread.
     
  11. I'm so glad people are still finding this list useful, as I created it a while back - or at least, prettified and expanded an earlier list someone else had started.

    I'm not looking at Talking Point much these days - Mother (age 97) moved into a care home last summer so I'm no longer her day-to-day carer, though still living in her bungalow instead of in my own home, as over 4 1/2 years I've gone native in her village and hardly recognise my own home in the big city 1 3/4 hours drive away. (Husband is getting more settled here too, now that it's "living in the village" rather than "living with the irritating mother-in-law"). Mother is much the same as ever - I describe her to people as a 97-year-old chemistry graduate with no short term memory. After the fall last year and broken pelvis which precipitated admission to the care home she uses a zimmer frame, but scuttles around on it very confidently. I think the hospital's perception that I was getting near the end of my tether with marriage under quite a strain perhaps influenced their recommendation that she really ought to go into a home. It's a lovely place, in the village, where she'd been for respite breaks before: not dementia specialised, but they are happy that she fits in OK. Lovely gardens so she sits out in the sun whenever there's the chance. She's mentally very alert, as long as it's nothing needing short term memory: can play Scrabble well still.

    I've still got this page subscribed (or something) so that I got an email alert that people had commented. If you find an abbreviation you don't understand or one you think other people might need explaining, just say so here and I'll add it to the list. It's the retired librarian in me coming out: if I see an abbreviation I want to know what it means, and if I find out something interesting or useful I like to share it, so keeping the list going is very satisfying.

    I spend loads of my time these days editing Wikipedia - just the same idea, helping other people by making clear information available.

    Best wishes to you all. Pam
     
  12. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
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    Good to hear from you Pam. :)
     
  13. Oxy

    Oxy Registered User

    Jul 19, 2014
    957
    BM is blood sugar measurement
     
  14. benjie

    benjie Registered User

    Apr 14, 2009
    347
    north staffs
    Abbreviations

    Anyone know what FOOH stands for?
    Benjie
     
  15. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
    11,597
    West Midlands
    The only explanation I found on Google was

    Field Office Over Head

    :D


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  16. #116 PamD, Oct 26, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2014
    Hi Benjie,

    What was the context? Might it be a typo for something else? (eg FOH for Front of House, or something like that)

    Pam
     
  17. benjie

    benjie Registered User

    Apr 14, 2009
    347
    north staffs
    Fooh

    A friend's husband in Bournemouth is in a home for dementia, admitted there after hospital diagnosis but not sectioned. He's been there since July and due to her ongoing health problems the authorities are hoping to move him closer to her. She has been told that he has been granted a further 3 months funding but that he will need 1 to 1 care under the FOOH system. Hope that helps, we're both at a loss. The SW is in the process of being replaced and is finding it difficult to contact the CPN. Also the home is not entirely helpful. She is always saying that se doesn't want to rock the boat in case it jeopardises her husband's case.

    Benjie xxx
     
  18. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
    19,049
    Durham
    Wonder if it's "something" out of hospital can't think of anything else
     
  19. Oxy

    Oxy Registered User

    Jul 19, 2014
    957
    Would the OH stand for occupational health?
     
  20. jimbo 111

    jimbo 111 Registered User

    Jan 23, 2009
    5,080
    North Bucks

    Does this help
    FOOH Field Office Overhead
    1. The operating expenses of a business, including the costs of rent, utilities, interior decoration, and taxes, exclusive of labour and materials.

    jimbo
     

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