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Peer reviewed paper: Eakate marginaliseerumine ja selle põhjused

In this article our work group gave an explanation to the expression "marginalisation of elderly" and talked about different causes of it.

Under the different causes of marginalisation we described the following indicators: economical exclusion under this heading an overview about how the economic situation affects the marginalisation of elderly was given; social exclusion this passage talked about the main cause of social exclusion the lack of social relationships and about the lack of engagement in social life for the elderly; cultural exclusion the form of exclusion that is conditioned from ethnic and racial differences; institutional exclusion what it means; environmental exclusion safety and security of the homestead, how the surrounding environment affects coping with everyday life. In addition to the problem of the marginalisation of elderly we also paid attention to the danger of marginalisation of the carers of the elderly.

We summarized the article with the discussion about how it is possible to support the coping with everyday life for the elderly through offering different social services. The article ended with a brief description of the CARMA project.

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