Buzz words terminology

formal (the hired help) and informal care

the young old (65 to 74), old old (75 to 84), and the oldest old (>85)

55 is middle-aged and often called the in-between generation of caregivers

(a friend, who needed to use a form of Retin-A for adult acne and Night of Olay cream for dry skin, once said “middle-age is when your wrinkle cream conflicts with your acne medicine”)


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  1. 1 vuee 2006 September 10 at 1:30 am

    The Irish evidently call the tweener group, the Angry Age (I’ll check on the ref, but recently in the news.)

    Older People in Northern Ireland: Report 4: The Angry Generation
    Eileen Evason, Katrina Lloyd, Pat McKee and Paula Devine
    May 2005
    http://www.governance.qub.ac.uk/olderpeople4.pdf

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