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Table 1 Themes and subthemes revealed by qualitative content analysis of interviews with Iranian immigrant with dementia in Sweden

From: Experiences of dementia in a foreign country: qualitative content analysis of interviews with people with dementia

Themes Subthemes
Being a person with dementia means living with forgetfulness (personal sphere) Understanding of the forgetfulness
Coping with the consequences of forgetfulness
Living with forgetfulness in the private sphere means feeling incompetent but still loved Feeling incompetent in family roles
Feeling loved and respected
Living with forgetfulness in the public sphere means feeling confident and secure but also isolated Feeling secure
Feeling confident in interacting with society
Feeling isolated