Changes with age – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Some in the baby boom generation are also in the sandwich generation. NIH’s Dr. Marie Bernard explains.
Bernard: It is very likely that someone who is born between 1946 and '64 has a parent who is in their 70s, 80s, maybe 90s. They also may have still teenage children or adult children. Particularly, they had an empty nest that got filled again, with the economic downturn we've had recently. So those individuals who are between are considered the sandwich generation responsible for caring for both the older and the younger generation.
Narrator: For age-related information including support for caregivers, visit www.nia.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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