Examining Models of Dementia Care: Final Report. ACRONYMS


The following acronyms are mentioned in this report and/or appendices.

ABC Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence
ACCESS Alzheimer's Disease Coordinated Care for San Diego Seniors
ACT Advanced Caregiver Training
ADC program Alzheimer's and Dementia Care program
ADL Activity of Daily Living
AICT Advanced Illness Care Team
ANSWERS Acquiring New Skills While Enhancing Remaining Strengths
ASPE HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
BPSD Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
BRIA Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
CAM therapy Complementary Alternative Medicine therapy
CCIS Care Consultation Information System
CD Compact Disc
CDSS Clinical Decision Support System
CMS HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
COPE Care of Persons with Dementia in their Environment
CSB Caregiver Skill Building
CT Computed Tomography
DBT Dialectical Behavior Therapy
DSM-IV-R Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition Revision
DVD Digital Versatile Disc
ECHO-AGE Extension for Community Outcomes-AGE
EEG Electroencephalogram
EFNS European Federation of Neurological Sciences
ENS European Neurological Society
ERCC Enhanced Respite Control Condition
ESML Early-Stage Memory Loss
FAST Functional Assessment Staging Test
FITT-C Family Intervention: Telephone Tracking-Caregiver
HABC Healthy Aging Brain Care
HEDIS Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set
HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
IADL Instrumental Activity of Daily Living
INTERACT Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers
MDS Minimum Data Set
MMSE Mini-Mental State Examination
MRI Magnetic Reonance Imaging
NCCA National Center for Creative Aging
NIA HHS National Institute on Aging
NICE-SCIE National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence-Social Care Institute for Excellence  
NITE-AD Nighttime Insomnia Treatment and Education for Alzheimer's Disease
NYUCI New York University Caregiver Intervention
PACSLAC Pain Assessment Checklist for Seniors with Limited Ability to Communicate
PAINAD scale   Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia scale
PCP Primary Care Provider
PEACE Palliative Excellence in Alzheimer Care Efforts
PHQ Patient Health Questionnaire
PLST Progressively Lowered Stress Threshold
PQRS Physician Quality Reporting System
Project CARE Caregiver Alternatives to Running on Empty Project
PT Physical Therapy
RCI Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
RDAD Reducing Disability in Alzheimer's Disease
REACH Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health
RN Registered Nurse
SSRI Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor
STAR-C Staff Training in Assisted-living Residences-Caregivers
TAP Tailored Activity Program
TCARE Tailored Caregiver Assessment and Referral
TCM Transitional Care Model
TEP Telehealth Education Program
UCLA University of California, Lost Angeles
UCSF University of California, San Francisco
UNMC University of Nebraska Medical Center
VA U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs