I thought I'd start a poll re Craig's post. http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/talkingpoint/discuss/showthread.php?t=2133 It's very generalised, so not really meant to prove anything, but could be interesting. Just to clarify that it's to record the person with dementia's (previous/present) employment, and not the carer's. Blue Collar - Employees who work mainly with their hands. * Unskilled - Blue collar workers who need no previous skills or knowledge to carry out the job. * Semi - Skilled - Blue collar workers who need some skill or education to carry out the job. * Skilled - Blue collar workers who have been trained specifically to do a particular job that involves a series of complex tasks. White Collar - Employees who do very little physical work. * Professional - White collar workers whose job is highly skilled and specialized. They usually must have certain training to do the job.