In his Ethics , he wrote that "old people are miserly; they do not acknowledge disinterested friendship; only seeking for what can satisfy their selfish needs. A basic mark of old age that affects both body and mind is "slowness of behavior". Historical periods reveal a mixed picture of the "position and status" of old people, but there has never been a "golden age of aging". The individual will be left with feelings of bitterness and despair. There is home care in which a family member, volunteer, or trained professional will aid the person in need and help with daily activities. In British English, the "third age" is "the period in life of active retirement, following middle age". For example, people may be considered old when they become grandparents or when they begin to do less or different work in retirement. Besides being a release from misery, some saw death as a way to reunion with departed loved ones.