List of Acronyms Used Regarding Alzheimer's

04/17/2017

List of Acronyms Used Regarding Alzheimer's

This list gives you the acronym and meaning for words and terms found throughout documents on this site, as well as other acronyms used in the Alzheimer's community.See * below  PLEASE NOTE: Some acronyms may stand for more than one phrase.

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3MS  
  • Modified Mini-Mental State Examination

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A [AA, AB, AC, AD, AE, AF, AG, AH, AI, AJ, AK, AL, AM, AN, AO, AP, AQ, AR, AS, AT, AU, AV, AW, AX, AY, AZ]

A4  
  • Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer's
[ AA ]
AA  
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Arachidonic Acid
AAA  
  • Area Agency on Aging
AAAS  
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
AACD  
  • Aging-Associated Cognitive Decline
AAIC  
  • Alzheimer's Association International Conference
AAMI  
  • Age-Associated Memory Impairment
AAN  
  • American Academy of Neurology
AAPI  
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander
AAR  
  • Alliance for Aging Research
AARC  
  • Active Aging Research Center
[ AB ]
ABC  
  • Aging Brain Care program
ABC-DS  
  • Alzheimer's Biomarker Consortium - Down Syndrome
ABCN  
  • American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology
ABI  
  • Ankle-Brachial Index
[ AC ]
ACA  
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
ACDC  
  • Assisting Caregivers with Dementia Care
ACE  
  • Angiotensin 1 Converting Enzyme
ACF  
  • HHS Administration for Children and Families
ACL  
  • HHS Administration for Community Living
ACM  
  • Asian Consortium for Microorganisms
ACO  
  • Accountable Care Organization
ACTC  
  • Alzheimer's Clinical Trials Consortium
ACTIVE  
  • Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly trial
[ ]
AD  
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia
AD/ADRD  
  • Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
AD/D  
  • Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
AD-MI  
  • Alzheimer's Disease Measurement Improvement
AD-PCPRN  
  • Alzheimer's Disease Patient and Caregiver-Powered Research Network
AD8  
  • Ascertain Dementia 8 interview
ADAC  
  • Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center
ADAD  
  • Autosomal Dominant Alzheimer's Disease
ADAPT  
  • Alzheimer's Disease Anti-inflammatory Prevention Trial
ADAS-Cog  
  • Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-Cognitive subscale
ADC  
  • Alzheimer's Disease Center
ADCS  
  • Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study
ADCSI  
  • Alzheimer's Disease Caregiver Support Initiative
ADD  
  • HHS Administration on Developmental Disabilities
ADDLC  
  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Leadership Council
ADEAR  
  • Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral center
ADEPT  
  • Adult Development and Enrichment Project
ADI  
  • Alzheimer's Disease Initiative
ADI-SSS  
  • Alzheimer's Disease Initiative - Specialized Supportive Services
ADL  
  • Activity of Daily Living
ADNI  
  • Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative
ADRC  
  • Aging and Disability Resource Center
ADRD  
  • Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia(s)
ADRS  
  • Alzheimer's Disease Research Summit
ADSP  
  • Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project
ADSSP  
  • Alzheimer's Disease Supportive Services Program
ADWG  
  • Alzheimer's Disease Working Group
[ AF ]
AFA  
  • Alzheimer's Foundation of America
AFTD  
  • Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
[ AH ]
AHRQ  
  • HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
[ AI ]
AIDD  
  • ACF Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
AIDS  
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AIM  
  • Advanced Illness Management program
  • Alzheimer's Impact Movement
[ AL ]
ALF  
  • Assisted Living Facility
ALFA  
  • Assisted Living Federation of America
ALS  
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
ALSA  
  • ALS Association
AlzCAP  
  • Alzheimer's Community Assistance Program
[ AM ]
AMA-PCPI  
  • American Medical Association Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement
aMCI  
  • Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment
AMP  
  • Accelerating Medicines Partnership
AMP-AD  
  • Accelerating Medicines Partnership - Alzheimer's Disease
[ AO ]
AoA (or AOA)  
  • HHS / ACL Administration on Aging
AORP  
  • Alzheimer's Disease Outreach and Registry Program
AOTA  
  • American Occupational Therapy Association
[ AP ]
APA  
  • American Psychological Association
API  
  • Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative
APM
  • Alternative Payment Model
ApoE  
  • Apolipoprotein E protein
APOE  
  • Apolipoprotein E gene
APOE e4  
  • Epsilon 4 allele of the Apolipoprotein E gene
APP  
  • Amyloid Precursor Protein
APS  
  • Adult Protective Services
APSC  
  • Area Planning and Services Committee
[ AR ]
ARIC  
  • Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
ARIC-NCS  
  • Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Neurocognitive Study
[ AS ]
ASA  
  • Acetylsalicylate (aspirin)
  • Aging Society of America
ASD  
  • Oklahoma Aging Services Division
ASPA  
  • HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs
ASPE  
  • HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
ASPR  
  • HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
ASTHO  
  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
[ AV ]
AVLT  
  • Auditory Verbal Learning Test
[ AW ]
AWV  
  • Annual Wellness Visit

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B [BA, BC, BD, BE, BH, BI, BL, BM, BN, BP, BR, BS, BV]

[ BA ]
BAS  
  • Brief Alzheimer's Screen
[ BC ]
BCN  
  • Beneficiaries with Complex Needs
[ BD ]
BDI  
  • Beck Depression Inventory
[ BE ]
BEI  
  • Beneficiary Engagement and Incentives models
[ BH ]
BHR  
  • Brain Health Registry
[ BI ]
BIO  
  • Biotechnology Industry Organization
[ BL ]
BLR&D  
  • Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development
[ BM ]
BMI  
  • Body Mass Index
[ BN ]
BNT  
  • Boston Naming Test
[ BP ]
BP  
  • Blood Pressure
[ BR ]
BRAIN  
  • Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies
BRFSS  
  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
[ BS ]
BSL  
  • Brookdale Senior Living
BSRT  
  • Babcock Story Recall Test
[ BV ]
BVRT  
  • Benton Visual Retention Test

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C [CA, CB, CC, CD, CE, CF, CG, CH, CI, CL, CM, CN, COM, CP, CQ, CR, CS, CV]

C5R  
  • Consortium of Canadian Centers for Clinical Cognitive Research
[ CA ]
CACIR  
  • Center for Alzheimer's Care, Imaging and Research
CAD  
  • Coronary Artery Disease
CADRO  
  • Common Alzheimer's Disease Research Ontology
CAHPS  
  • Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
CALA  
  • California Assisted Living Association
CAMD  
  • Coalition Against Major Diseases
CAPC  
  • Center to Advance Palliative Care
CASI  
  • Cognitive Abilities Screening Instrument
CASPP  
  • Caregiver and Study Partner Portal
CARIE  
  • Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly
[ CB ]
CBAS  
  • Community-Based Adult Services
CBD  
  • Chronic Brain Disorder
CBO  
  • Community-Based Organization
[ CC ]
CCA  
  • Care Coordinator Assistant
CCAL  
  • Consumer Consortium on Assisted Living
CCNA  
  • Canadian Consortium on Neurodengeneration in Aging
CCSQ  
  • HHS / CMS Center for Clinical Standards and Quality
CCTP  
  • Community-based Care Transitions Program
[ CD ]
CDC  
  • HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDCM  
  • Certified Dementia Care Manager
CDER  
  • HHS / FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
CDR  
  • Clinical Dementia Rating
CDR-SB  
  • Clinical Dementia Rating-Sum of Boxes
[ CE ]
CE  
  • Continuing Education
CEAD  
  • Centers of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease
CEAL  
  • Center for Excellence in Assisted Living
CED  
  • Coverage with Evidence Development
CEE  
  • Conjugated Equine Estrogen
CEOi  
  • Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer's Disease
CERAD  
  • Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's Disease
CERT  
  • Center on Effective Rehabilitation Technology
CES-D  
  • Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression scale
[ CF ]
CFPB  
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
CFRDT  
  • Certified First Responder Dementia Trainer
[ CG ]
CGEP  
  • Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program
[ CH ]
CHD  
  • Coronary Heart Disease
CHF  
  • Congestive Heart Failure
CHIP  
  • Children's Health Insurance Program
CHIT  
  • Consumer Health Information Technology
CHS  
  • Cardiovascular Health Study
CHW  
  • Community Health Worker
[ CI ]
CI  
  • Confidence Interval
  • Cognitive Impairment
CIHR  
  • Canadian Institute of Health Research
CIND  
  • Cognitive Impairment Not Demented
[ CL ]
CLC  
  • Community Living Center
CLSA  
  • Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging
CLTCEC  
  • California Long-Term Care Education Center
[ CM ]
CMCS  
  • HHS / CMS Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services
CME  
  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Office of Continuing Medical Education
CMMI  
  • HHS / CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
CMP  
  • Civil Monetary Penalty
CMS  
  • HHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
[ CN ]
CNCS  
  • Corporation for National and Community Service
CNS  
  • Central Nervous System
[ CO ]
COA  
  • Clinical Outcome Assessment
COPD  
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
COPE  
  • Care of Persons with Dementia in their Environment
COTR  
  • Contract Officer's Technical Representative
COWA  
  • Controlled Oral Word Association test
[ CP ]
CP  
  • Care Partner
CPC+  
  • Comprehensive Primary Care Plus
CPT  
  • Current Procedural Terminology
[ CQ ]
CQUIN  
  • Commissioning for Quality and Innovation framework
[ CR ]
CREATE  
  • Collaborative Research to Enhance Transformation and Excellence
CRECH  
  • University of Michigan Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health
CRP  
  • C-Reactive Protein
[ CS ]
CSF  
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid
CSI-D  
  • Community Screening Interview for Dementia
CSP  
  • Cooperative Studies Program
CSR&D  
  • Clinical Sciences Research and Development
CSWE  
  • Council on Social Work Education
[ CV ]
CVA  
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
CVD  
  • Cardiovascular Disease
CVLT  
  • California Verbal Learning Test

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D [DA, DB, DC, DD, DE, DF, DH, DI, DL, DM, DN, DO, DP, DS, DW]

[ DA ]
DALTCP  
  • HHS / ASPE Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
[ DB ]
dbGaP  
  • Data Base of Genotypes and Phenotypes
DBP  
  • Diastolic Blood Pressure
[ DC ]
DCM  
  • Dementia Care Manager
DCT  
  • Digit Cancellation Test
[ DD ]
DDAct  
  • Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act
DDNA  
  • Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association
DDT  
  • Drug Development Tool
[ DE ]
DES  
  • Directed Enhanced Service
DET  
  • VA Dementia Education and Training Committee
[ DF ]
DFA  
  • Dementia Friendly American
DFC  
  • Dementia Friendly Community
DFO  
  • Designated Federal Official
[ DH ]
DHA  
  • Docosahexaenoic Acid
DHEA  
  • Dehydroepiandosterone
DHS  
  • state Department of Health Services
DHP-CCB  
  • Dihydropyridine-Calcium Channel Blockers
[ DI ]
DIAN  
  • Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network
DIAN-TU  
  • Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network Trials Unit
[ DL ]
DLB  
  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies
[ DM ]
DM  
  • Diabetes Mellitus
[ DN ]
DNA  
  • Deoxyribonucleic Acid
DNP  
[ DO ]
DoA (or DOA)  
  • U.S. Department of the Army
DoD (or DOD)  
  • U.S. Department of Defense
DoE (or DOE)  
  • U.S. Department of Education
DoJ (or DOJ)  
  • U.S. Department of Justice
DoL (or DOL)  
  • U.S. Department of Labor
DoN (or DON)  
  • U.S. Department of the Navy
[ DP ]
DPP  
  • Diabetes Prevention Program
[ DS ]
DS  
  • Down Syndrome
DSA  
  • Dementia Society of America
DSC  
  • VA Dementia Steering Committee
DSM  
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
DSRTF  
  • Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation
DSST  
  • Digit Symbol Sustitution Test
[ DW ]
DWR  
  • Delayed Word Recall
DWS  
  • Dementia Warning Signs

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E [EA, EC, ED, EE, EH, EJ, EL, EM, EP, ES, EW]

[ EA ]
EARDA  
  • Estramural Associates Research Development Award
[ EC ]
ECCO  
  • European Culture Collections' Organisation
eCQM  
  • Electronic Clinical Quality Measure
[ ED ]
ED  
  • Emergency Department
[ EE ]
EERP  
  • EmFinders Elopement Risk Program
[ EH ]
EHR  
  • Electronic Health Record
[ EJ ]
EJA  
  • Elder Justice Act
EJCC  
  • Elder Justice Coordinating Council
[ EL ]
eLTSS  
  • Electronic Long-Term Services and Supports
[ EM ]
EML  
  • Early Memory Loss
EMR  
  • Electronic Medical Record
[ EP ]
EPA  
  • Eicosapentaenoic Acid
EPC  
  • Evidence-based Practice Center
EPI-COG
  • European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition - Cognition Consortium
[ ER ]
ER  
  • Emergency Room
[ ES ]
ESP  
  • Evidence-based Synthesis Program
[ EW ]
EWA  
  • Eldercare Workforce Alliance

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F [FA, FB, FD, FE, FF, FL, FN, FO, FT, FY]

[ FA ]
FACA  
  • Federal Advisory Committee Act
[ FB ]
FBO  
  • Faith-Based Organization
[ FD ]
FDA  
  • HHS Food and Drug Administration
[ FE ]
FE  
  • Frail Elderly
[ FF ]
FFRDC  
  • Federally Funded Research and Development Center
FFY  
  • Federal Fiscal Year
[ FL ]
FLSA  
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
[ FN ]
FNIH  
  • Foundation for the NIH
[ FO ]
FOA  
  • Funding Opportunity Announcement
[ FT ]
FTD  
  • Frontotemporal Degeneration
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
FTE  
  • Full-Time Equivalent
FTT  
  • Finger Tapping Test
[ FY ]
FY  
  • Fiscal Year

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G

[ GA ]
GAAIN  
  • Global Alzheimer's Association Interactive Network
GAP  
  • Global Alzheimer's Platform
[ GD ]
GDS  
  • Geriatric Depression Scale
[ GE ]
GEC  
  • Geriatric Education Center
GEE  
  • Generalized Estimated Equations
GEM  
  • Geriatric Evaluation and Management
[ GP ]
GP  
  • General Practitioner
[ GR ]
GRADE  
  • Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation
GRECC  
  • Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center
[ GS ]
GSA  
  • Gerontological Society of America
[ GW ]
GWAS  
  • Genome-Wide Association Study
GWEP  
  • Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program

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H [HA, HB, HC, HD, HE, HF, HH, HI, HM, HP, HR, HS, HT, HU]

[ HA ]
HAN  
  • Healthy Aging Research Network
HAVA  
  • Help America Vote Act
[ HB ]
HBPC  
  • Home Based Primary Care
[ HC ]
HCBS  
  • Home and Community-Based Services
HCFAC  
  • Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control
HCIA  
  • Health Care Innovation Award
[ HD ]
HD  
  • Health Disparity
HDDS  
  • Hasegawa Dementia Screening Scale
HDL  
  • High Density Lipoprotein
HDL-C  
  • High Density Lipoprotein-Cholesterol
HDRS  
  • Hamilton Depression Rating Scale
[ HE ]
HEDIS  
  • Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set
[ HF ]
HFFQ  
  • Harvard Food Frequency Questionnaire
[ HH ]
HHS  
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
[ HI ]
HIPAA  
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIT  
  • Health Information Technology
HIV  
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus
[ HM ]
HMG-CoA  
  • 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutarly-coenzyme A
HMO  
  • Health Maintenance Organization
[ HP ]
HPEB  
  • South Carolina Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
[ HR ]
HR  
  • Hazard Ratio
HRS  
  • Health and Retirement Study
HRSA  
  • HHS Health Resources and Services Administration
HRT  
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
[ HS ]
HSA  
  • Health Scientist Administrator
HSR&D  
  • Health Services Research and Development
[ HT ]
HTN  
  • Hypertension
[ HU ]
HUD  
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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I [IA, IC, ID, IE, IG, IH, IL, IM, IN, IO, IP, IQ, IR]

[ IA ]
IACP  
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
IADL  
  • Instrumental Activity of Daily Living
IADRFC  
  • International Alzheimer's Disease Research Funder Consortium
IADRP  
  • International Alzheimer's Disease Research Portfolio
IAH  
  • Independence At Home
[ IC ]
ICD  
  • International Classification of Diseases
ICF/IID  
  • Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
ICRC  
  • Integrated Care Resource Center
ICRSAD  
  • International Collaborative Research Strategy for Alzheimer's Disease
[ ID ]
IDD  
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disability
[ IE ]
IEA  
  • HHS Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs
[ IG ]
IGAP  
  • International Genomic Alzheimer's Project
[ IH ]
IHS  
  • HHS Indian Health Service
IHSS  
  • In-Home Supportive Services
[ IL ]
IL-1B  
  • Interleukin-1beta
IL-6  
  • Interleukin-6
[ IM ]
IMD  
  • Institution for Mental Diseases
[ IN ]
INTERACT  
  • Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers
[ IO ]
IOM  
  • Institute of Medicine
[ IP ]
iPSC  
  • Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell
[ IQ ]
IQ  
  • Intelligence Quotient
[ IR ]
IRAP  
  • Israeli Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention
IRB  
  • Institutional Review Board
ISTAART  
  • International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment

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J

J&J  
  • Johnson & Johnson
[ JN ]
JNC VII  
  • Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection,
    Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure
[ JP ]
JPND  
  • European Union Joint Programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research

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K

None at this time.

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L

[ LB ]
LBD  
  • Lewy Body Dementia
LBDA  
  • Lewy Body Dementia Association
[ LD ]
LDL  
  • Low Density Lipoprotein
[ LE ]
LEAD  
  • Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer's Disease
[ LN ]
LNESC  
  • LULAC National Educational Service Center
[ LO ]
LOAD  
  • Late-Onset Alzheimer's Disease
LOS  
  • Length of Stay
[ LS ]
LSSC  
  • Large-Scale Sequencing Center
[ LT ]
LTC  
  • Long-Term Care
LTCC  
  • Long-Term Care Commission
LTCI  
  • Long-Term Care Integration
LTCO  
  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman
LTSS  
  • Long-Term Services and Supports

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M [MA, MB, MC, MD, ME, MI, ML, MM, MN, MP, MR, MS, MT, MU]

[ MA ]
MA  
  • Medicare Advantage
MAC  
  • Memory Assessment Clinics
[ MB ]
MB  
  • Megabyte
[ MC ]
MCD  
  • Mild Cognitive Disorder
MCI  
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
[ MD ]
MDD  
  • Major Depressive Disorder
MDS  
  • Minimum Data Set
[ ME ]
MED  
  • Multiple Etiology Dementia
MEDCAC  
  • Medicare Evidence and Development Coverage Advisory Committee
MeSH  
  • Medical Subject Heading
METC  
  • Memory Evaluation and Treatment Center
[ MI ]
MI  
  • Myocardial Infarction
MIPS  
  • Merit-based Incentive Payment System
MIRECC  
  • Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center
[ ML ]
MLN  
  • Medicare Learning Network
MLTSS  
  • Managed Long-Term Services and Supports
[ MM ]
MMP  
  • Medicare-Medicaid Plans
MMSE  
  • Mini-Mental State Examination
[ MN ]
MNC  
  • Mild Neurocognitive disorder
[ MP ]
MPA  
  • Medroxyprogesterone Acetate
[ MR ]
MRI  
  • Magnetic Reonance Imaging
MRPRA  
  • Military-Relevant, Peer-Reviewed, Alzheimer's Disease Research Program
[ MS ]
MSQ  
  • Mental Status Questionnaire
MSSP  
  • Multi-purpose Seniors Serivces Program
[ MT ]
mTICS  
  • Modified Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status
[ MU ]
MUFA(s)  
  • Monoumsaturated Fatty Acid

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N [NA, NC, ND, NF, NG, NH, NI, NL, NO, NP, NQ, NR, NS, NT, NY]

n4a  
  • National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
[ NA ]
NAC  
  • National Alliance for Caregiving
NACC  
  • National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center
NACDD  
  • National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
NADRC  
  • National Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center
NAN  
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology
NAPA  
  • National Alzheimer's Project Act
NASUAD  
  • National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities
[ NC ]
NCBAC  
  • National Certification Board for Alzheimer Care
NCD  
  • National Clinical Director
NCEP-ATPIII  
  • National Cholesterol Education Program-3rd Adult Treatment Panel guideline
NCHS  
  • HHS / NIH National Center for Health Statistics
NCIRE  
  • Northern California Institute of Research and Education
NCLR  
  • National Council of La Raza
NCoA  
  • National Council on Aging
NCP  
  • VA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
NCRAD  
  • National Cell Repository for Alzheimer's Disease
NCS  
  • Neurocognitive Study
[ ND ]
NDSS  
  • National Down Syndrome Society
[ NF ]
NF  
  • Nursing Facility
NFCSP  
  • National Family Caregiver Support Program
[ NG ]
NGO  
  • Non-Governmental Organization
[ NH ]
NHATS  
  • National Health and Aging Trends Study
NHCOA  
  • National Hispanic Council on Aging
NHGRI  
  • National Human Genome Research Institute
NHS  
  • National Health Service
[ NI ]
NIA  
  • HHS / NIH National Institute on Aging
NIAGADS  
  • NIA Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease Data Storage
NICHD  
  • National Instute of Child Health and Human Development
NIH  
  • HHS National Institutes of Health
NIMH  
  • HHS / NIH National Institutes of Mental Health
NINCDS-ADRDA  
  • National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disease and Stroke-Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association
NINDS  
  • HHS / NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
NINR  
  • National Institute of Nursing Research
[ NL ]
NLRC  
  • National Legal Resource Center
[ NO ]
NORC  
  • National Ombudsman Resource Center
NOTEGA  
  • National Organization To Stop Elder Abuse and Guardianship Abuse
[ NP ]
NPA  
  • Nominated Principal Applicant
[ NQ ]
NQF  
  • National Quality Forum
[ NR ]
NREPP  
  • National Registry of Effective Programs and Practices
[ NS ]
NS  
  • Not Statistically significant
NSAID  
  • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflemmatory Drug
NSF  
  • National Science Foundation
NSOC  
  • National Study of Caregiving
NSRCF  
  • National Survey of Residential Care Facilities
[ NT ]
NTG  
  • National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices
[ NY ]
NYU  
  • New York University
NYUCI  
  • New York University Caregiver Intervention program

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O [OA, OB, OC, OD, OE, OG, OM, ON, OR, OS, OT, OW]

[ OA ]
OA  
  • CFPB Office for Older Americans
OAA  
  • Older Americans Act
OAR  
  • HHS / NIH Office of AIDS Research
OASH  
  • HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
[ OB ]
OBRA  
  • Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
[ OC ]
OCVAP  
  • Orange County Vital Aging Program
[ OD ]
OD  
  • HHS / ACL Office on Disability
[ OE ]
OECD  
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
[ OG ]
OGA  
  • HHS Office of Global Affairs
[ OM ]
OMAR  
  • HHS / NIH Office of Medical Applications of Research
OMB  
  • U.S. Office of Management and Budget
[ ON ]
ONC  
  • HHS Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology
[ OR ]
OR  
  • Odds Ratio
ORC  
  • Online Resource Center
[ OS ]
OSG  
  • HHS Office of the Surgeon General
[ OT ]
OTC  
  • Over-The-Counter
[ OW ]
OWH  
  • HHS / HRSA Office on Women's Health

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P [PA, PC, PD, PE, PF, PH, PM, PP, PQ, PR, PS, PT, PU, PV, PW]

[ PA ]
PA  
  • Principal Applicant
PAA  
  • Purple Angel Ambassador
PACE  
  • Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly
PACT  
  • Patient Aligned Care Team
PADRECC  
  • Parkinson's Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Center
[ PC ]
PCA  
  • Posterior Cortical Atrophy
PCORI  
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
PCP  
  • Person-Centered Plans
  • Primary Care Provider
PCT  
  • Primary Care Trust
[ PD ]
PD  
  • Parkinson's Disease
PDD  
  • Parkinson's Disease Dementia
[ PE ]
PET  
  • Positron Emission Tomography
[ PF ]
PFEC  
  • Patient and Family Engagement Campaign
PFS  
  • Physicians Fee Schedule
[ PH ]
PHN  
  • Public Health Nurse
PHSA  
  • Public Health Service Act
[ PM ]
PMA  
  • Prepare Minnesota for Alzheimer's Disease
  • Primary Mental Abilities
[ PP ]
PPHM  
  • Preferred Population Health Management
PPP  
  • Public Private Partnership
PPS  
  • Palliative Performance Scale
[ PQ ]
PQRS  
  • Physician Quality Reporting System
[ PR ]
PRIDE  
  • Paramedic Referrals for Increased Independence and Decreased Disability in the Elderly
[ PS ]
PSPC  
  • Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative
[ PT ]
PTSD  
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
[ PU ]
PUFA  
  • Polyunsaturated Fally Acid
[ PV ]
PVD  
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
[ PW ]
PwD (or PWD)  
  • People Living with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
  • People (or Persons) with Dementia

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Q

[ QI ]
QI  
  • Quality Improvement
QIO  
  • Quality Improvement Organization
[ QO ]
QOF  
  • Quality Outcomes Framework

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R [RC, RD, RE, RF, RN, RO, RR, RV]

R2P  
  • Research to Prevention
[ RC ]
RCI  
  • Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
RCMAR  
  • Resource Center for Minority Aging Research
RCT  
  • Randomized Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
[ RD ]
RDAD  
  • Reducing Disability in Alzheimer's Disease
RDS  
  • Research Down Syndrome
[ RE ]
REACH  
  • Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health
REACH VA  
  • Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health in VA
RERI  
  • Relative Excess Risk from Interaction
[ RF ]
RFA  
  • Request for Application
RFI  
  • Request for Information
RFP  
  • Request for Proposal
[ RN ]
RNA  
  • Ribonucleic Acid
[ RO ]
ROAR  
  • Recruiting Older Adults into Research
[ RR ]
RR  
  • Relative Risk
RR&D  
  • Rehabilitation Research and Development
[ RV ]
RVLT  
  • Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test

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S [SA, SB, SC, SD, SE, SF, SG, SH, SI, SM, SN, SO, SP, SS, ST, SW, SY]

[ SA ]
SAMHSA  
  • HHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
[ SB ]
SBIR  
  • Small Business Innovation Research
SBP  
  • Systolic Blood Pressure
SBT  
  • Short Blessed Test
[ SC ]
SCOPE  
  • Study on Cognition and Prognosis in the Elderly
[ SD ]
SD  
  • Standard Deviation
SDMT  
  • Symbol Digit Modalities Test
[ SE ]
SE  
  • Standard Error
SEB  
  • Syndrom of the Emotional Breakdown
SERM  
  • Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator
SES  
  • Socioeconomic Status
[ SF ]
SF-36  
  • Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short Form Health Survey
SFA  
  • Saturated Fatty Acid
[ SG ]
SGE  
  • Special Government Employee
[ SH ]
SHA  
  • Strategic Health Authorities
SHEP  
  • Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly Program
[ SI ]
SI  
  • Special Initiative
SIP  
  • Special Interest Project
SIS  
  • Six-Item Screener
[ SM ]
SMP  
  • Senior Medicare Patrol
[ SN ]
SNF  
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
SNP  
  • Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism
[ SO ]
SOFA  
  • New York State Office for Aging
[ SP ]
SPMSQ  
  • Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire
[ SS ]
SSA  
  • U.S. Social Security Administration
SSS  
  • Specialized Supportive Services
[ ST ]
STAI  
  • State Trait Anxiety Inventory
STMS  
  • Short Test of Mental Status
STTR  
  • Small Business Technology Transfer
[ SW ]
SWHR  
  • Society for Women's Health Research
[ SY ]
Syst-Eur  
  • Systolic Hypertension in Europe trial

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T [TB, TC, TE, TF, TI, TN, TO, TR]

[ TB ]
TBI  
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
[ TC ]
TCE  
  • Targeted Capacity Expansion
TCPI  
  • Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative
[ TE ]
TEAM-AD  
  • Trial of vitamin E And Memantine in Alzheimer's Disease
TEP  
  • Technical Expert Panel
[ TF ]
TFAM  
  • Transcription Fractor A, Mitochondrial
[ TI ]
TIA  
  • Transient Ischemic Attack
TICS  
  • Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status
TICS-m  
  • Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status-modified version
[ TN ]
TNK1  
  • Tyrosine Kinase, Non-recptor 1
[ TO ]
ToP  
  • Technology of Participation
[ TR ]
Trials A/B  
  • Trail Making Test Part A/B
Trials B  
  • Trail Making Test Part B
TRND  
  • Therapeutics For Rare And Neglected Diseases

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U

[ UC ]
UCLA  
  • University of California, Los Angeles
UCSF  
  • University of California, San Francisco
[ UK ]
UK  
  • United Kingdom
[ UM ]
UM  
  • University of Michigan
[ US ]
US (or U.S.)  
  • United States
UsA2
  • UsAgainstAlzheimer's
USPSTF  
  • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

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V

[ VA ]
VA  
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
VAD  
  • Vascular Alzheimer's Disease
VALA  
  • Virginia Assisted Living Association
VAMC  
  • VA Medical Center
VAS  
  • Alzheimer's Disease/Vascular Interaction
[ VB ]
VBID  
  • Value-Based Insurance Design
[ VC ]
VCID  
  • Vascular contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia
[ VD ]
VD-HCBS  
  • Veteran-Directed Home and Community-Based Services
[ VH ]
VHA  
  • Veterans Health Administration
[ VP ]
VP  
  • Vascular Pathology
[ VR ]
VRT  
  • Visual Reproduction Test (immediate and delayed recall) from the Wechsler Memory Scale

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W

[ WA ]
WAIS  
  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
WAIS-R  
  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised
[ WE ]
WES  
  • Whole Exome Sequencing
[ WF ]
WF  
  • Word Fluency Test
WFCC  
  • World Federation for Culture Collections
[ WG ]
WGS  
  • Whole Genome Sequencing
[ WH ]
WHCOA  
  • White House Conference on Aging
WHO  
  • World Health Organization
[ WM ]
WMD  
  • Weighted Mean Difference
WMS  
  • Wechsler Memory Scale
WMS-R  
  • Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised
[ WR ]
WRAP  
  • Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention

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X

None at this time.

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Y

[ YO ]
YOAD  
  • Younger-Onset Alzheimer's Disease

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Z

None at this time.

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In addition to the NAPA website pages, acronyms have been used from:

  1. Williams JW, Plassman BL, Burke J, et al. (April 2010). Preventing Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Decline. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments, No. 193).

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