LymeNet Home LymeNet Home Page LymeNet Flash Discussion LymeNet Support Group Database LymeNet Literature Library LymeNet Legal Resources LymeNet Medical & Scientific Abstract Database LymeNet Newsletter Home Page LymeNet Recommended Books LymeNet Tick Pictures Search The LymeNet Site LymeNet Links LymeNet Frequently Asked Questions About The Lyme Disease Network LymeNet Menu

LymeNet on Facebook

LymeNet on Twitter




The Lyme Disease Network receives a commission from Amazon.com for each purchase originating from this site.

When purchasing from Amazon.com, please
click here first.

Thank you.

LymeNet Flash Discussion
Dedicated to the Bachmann Family

LymeNet needs your help:
LymeNet 2020 fund drive


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations.

LymeNet Flash Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» LymeNet Flash » Questions and Discussion » Medical Questions » what age is "elderly"?

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: what age is "elderly"?
randibear
Honored Contributor (10K+ posts)
Member # 11290

Icon 1 posted      Profile for randibear     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
hey, don't laugh. i hear all about the elderly and i go "well that ain't ME!!!".

but is it really? i'm 60 and i don't think i'm old or elderly.

but when it comes to things like flu and all this, should i be considered elderly and take different precautions?

--------------------
do not look back when the only course is forward

Posts: 12262 | From texas | Registered: Mar 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
TerryK
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 8552

Icon 1 posted      Profile for TerryK     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Reviewing the definition of ``elderly''

Authors: Orimo, Hajime; Ito, Hideki1; Suzuki, Takao2; Araki, Atsushi3; Hosoi, Takayuki4; Sawabe, Motoji3

Source: Geriatrics and Gerontology International, Volume 6, Number 3, September 2006 , pp. 149-158(10)

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

Abstract:

Conventionally, ``elderly'' has been defined as a chronological age of 65 years old or older, while those from 65 through 74 years old are referred to as ``early elderly'' and those over 75 years old as ``late elderly.''

However, the evidence on which this definition is based is unknown. We have attempted to review the definition of elderly by analyzing data from long-term longitudinal epidemiological studies, and clinical and pathological studies that have been accumulated at the Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital and the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology.

Our recommendation might be a starting point in developing a strategy for a successful society by reviewing the definition of elderly based on comprehensive evidence in all aspects of social, cultural and medical sciences.

Posts: 6282 | From Oregon | Registered: Jan 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Tincup
Honored Contributor (10K+ posts)
Member # 5829

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Tincup         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I know elderly people in Florida that can run circles around me.

NOT fun!

I also turned what "feels" like elderly at age 29... due to Lyme, et al.

So it may be a state of mind rather than a specific age.

??

[Big Grin]

--------------------
www.TreatTheBite.com
www.DrJonesKids.org
www.MarylandLyme.org
www.LymeDoc.org

Posts: 20332 | From The Moon | Registered: Jun 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
randibear
Honored Contributor (10K+ posts)
Member # 11290

Icon 1 posted      Profile for randibear     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
whew, glad to know i'm not old....physically that is, mentally with lyme, yuck....

--------------------
do not look back when the only course is forward

Posts: 12262 | From texas | Registered: Mar 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
sutherngrl
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 16270

Icon 1 posted      Profile for sutherngrl     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I became elderly at age 48! I hope I become un-elderly before I become truely elderly!
Posts: 4035 | From Mississippi | Registered: Jul 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Tincup
Honored Contributor (10K+ posts)
Member # 5829

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Tincup         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Southern girl... you made me laugh on that one!

[lol]

Had a friend come in the other day. First thing he said was ...

"Man, I am feeling SO bad!"

I said I was sorry to hear it. He then said his brain wasn't working either and he was having a "dote day".

Then he said..

"You know, I think I'm having one of those herxy-timers things".

[lol]

That about explains it all!

He was having a herxheimer and Alzheimer's... combined.

[lol]

--------------------
www.TreatTheBite.com
www.DrJonesKids.org
www.MarylandLyme.org
www.LymeDoc.org

Posts: 20332 | From The Moon | Registered: Jun 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
TerryK
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 8552

Icon 1 posted      Profile for TerryK     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I think when it comes to the flu, 65 is probably the age at which you become eligible to be considered in the "at risk" group. You might call your doctor's office and ask as they would likely know.

I think many people consider retirement age as the age at which one can be classified as "Elderly"

From the Social Security Administration
"Full retirement age (also called "normal retirement age") had been 65 for many years. However, beginning with people born in 1938 or later, that age gradually increases until it reaches 67 for people born after 1959."

Terry

Posts: 6282 | From Oregon | Registered: Jan 2006  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
nefferdun
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 20157

Icon 1 posted      Profile for nefferdun     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
When I was young elderly was over 40. Then when I was 40 elderly was over 60. Now that I am 63, elderly is being in a nursing home.
I just can't see myself as elderly!

--------------------
old joke: idiopathic means the patient is pathological and the the doctor is an idiot

Posts: 4676 | From western Montana | Registered: Apr 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Lymetoo
Moderator
Member # 743

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Lymetoo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Elderly... omg! You mean I'm almost there??

I hear what suthern is saying too!! I feel better than I did 10 yrs ago .. so that is good!! I got to be unelderly before I'm elderly!! [Cool]

--------------------
--Lymetutu--
Opinions, not medical advice!

Posts: 94843 | From Texas | Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
METALLlC BLUE
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 6628

Icon 1 posted      Profile for METALLlC BLUE     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Nothing wrong with being older. Our society shows too little respect for those who have the most to give.

--------------------
I am not a physician, so do your own research to confirm any ideas given and then speak with a health care provider you trust.

E-mail: [email protected]

Posts: 4157 | From Western Massachusetts | Registered: Dec 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Gahagan
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 21194

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Gahagan     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
LOL @ sotherngrl

"Elderly" is a relative term, isn't it? The older I get, the younger they look.

Right now, I really don't think someone is elderly until around 80. lol And college kids....my, they're just babies.

I'm 47. To my great neices and nephews, I'm an old fart. But in my head, I'm just an adolescent pretending to be mature and responsible. Some day, though, my body feels like an old gray mare.

Posts: 212 | From Pennsylvania, USA | Registered: Jul 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
JamesNYC
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 15793

Icon 1 posted      Profile for JamesNYC     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You're only as young as the woman you're feeling
Groucho Marx

Posts: 872 | From New York City | Registered: Jun 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Lymetoo
Moderator
Member # 743

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Lymetoo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by JamesNYC:
You're only as young as the woman you're feeling
Groucho Marx [/QB]

I'm old enough to remember Groucho!! He was a case!

--------------------
--Lymetutu--
Opinions, not medical advice!

Posts: 94843 | From Texas | Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Lymetoo
Moderator
Member # 743

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Lymetoo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Gahagan:
But in my head, I'm just an adolescent pretending to be mature and responsible.

EXACTLY!! You got it!! [lol]

--------------------
--Lymetutu--
Opinions, not medical advice!

Posts: 94843 | From Texas | Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
treepatrol
Honored Contributor (10K+ posts)
Member # 4117

Icon 1 posted      Profile for treepatrol     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I figure its when you cant grasp what the kids are saying:)

--------------------
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Remember Iam not a Doctor Just someone struggling like you with Tick Borne Diseases.

Newbie Links

Posts: 10564 | From PA Where the Creeks are Red | Registered: Jun 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
sixgoofykids
Moderator
Member # 11141

Icon 1 posted      Profile for sixgoofykids   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Two years ago, my almost 90 year old grandmother could run circles around me and she has spinal stenosis. Now I am no longer late elderly and can keep up with my kids, so does that mean I'm now a teenager?

--------------------
sixgoofykids.blogspot.com

Posts: 13449 | From Ohio | Registered: Feb 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
karatelady
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 7854

Icon 1 posted      Profile for karatelady     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My mom was in a mall early one morning and was in the rest room washing her hands. Earlier she had noticed a group of elderly folks walking the mall. Mom said to one of the women who was standing next to her, "I think its great what you guys are doing!"

The lady said, "Thanks, you can come join us if you want to." My mom said that was a wakeup call for her, lol.

Posts: 686 | From Northeast Georgia | Registered: Sep 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
sapphire101
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 6638

Icon 1 posted      Profile for sapphire101     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm feeling pretty elderly today. I want to do what Sutherngrl says and get unelderly before I actually get elderly. Days like today I wonder if it will ever happen.

To me, the elderly are older ones that have trouble getting around. I see older people that can get around good in their 70's but for some reason I don't consider them elderly. I call them older not elderly. LOL

Posts: 495 | From KY USA | Registered: Dec 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Gahagan
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 21194

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Gahagan     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I think that one of the worst things about this disease is that we feel "old before our lyme."
Posts: 212 | From Pennsylvania, USA | Registered: Jul 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Kerryblue
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 4077

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Kerryblue     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hi, My mom is also 89. Except more eye problem. Mom can run circles around me.
Goes dancing 2 X week,parties, goes out almost everyday walks really fast.
She looks in her early 70`s.
I sometimes almost become tad jealous that I am lucky if do 1 of things she does, including cleaning.
Yeash, sad for us chronic Lymies, now in late stage++++. Uveitis,many co-infect. about 99 of the 100 symptoms.
I am of coarse happy for her. Yet hard to swallow at times when she tells me all things she does.
At my age they were going non stop.
Why people do not get it.
My Brain says go-go-go.
Bod says No-No-No Grrrrrrrr
Have to get mad at this crud sometimes, RIGHT?
Hugggssss, to all in NEED.....

Posts: 746 | From Clearwater/fl/Pinellas | Registered: Jun 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | LymeNet home page | Privacy Statement

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations. If you would like to support the Network and the LymeNet system of Web services, please send your donations to:

The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey
907 Pebble Creek Court, Pennington, NJ 08534 USA


| Flash Discussion | Support Groups | On-Line Library
Legal Resources | Medical Abstracts | Newsletter | Books
Pictures | Site Search | Links | Help/Questions
About LymeNet | Contact Us

© 1993-2020 The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Use of the LymeNet Site is subject to Terms and Conditions.