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Abbreviations List and Dementia Talking Point Jargon


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

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

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Rageddy Anne

Registered User
Feb 21, 2013

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.


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Aug 31, 2003
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.


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


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Grannie G

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Apr 3, 2006
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.

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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


Registered User
Apr 14, 2009
north staffs

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

jimbo 111

Registered User
Jan 23, 2009
North Bucks
The only explanation I found on Google was

Field Office Over Head


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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.