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Table 1 Characteristics of the residents

From: Living with dementia in a nursing home, as described by persons with dementia: a phenomenological hermeneutic study

Facility Gender/Name Age Level of function at first encounter CDR Time in ward after admission to the nursing home
1. Interview 2. Interview
No 1
SCU
Female, Lisa 94 Severe aphasia, used walker 2 2 months 6 months
Female, Marta 78 Moderate aphasia, walked without aid 2 2 months No interview
6 months
Female, Mina 83 Moderate aphasia, walked without aid 2 2 months 6 months
No 2
SCU
Female, Ella 82 Moderate aphasia, used high walker 3 5 months Deceased
Female, Betty 81 Moderate aphasia, walked without aid 2 5 months 8 months
Female, Hanna 76 Severe aphasia, walked without aid 2 5 months
No interview
8 months
RU Female, Vera 92 Mild aphasia, walked without aid 1 5 months 8 months
Female, Nelly 94 Severe aphasia, used high walker 2 (3) 5 months 8 months
No 3
RU
Male, Bob 71 Severe aphasia, used walker 2 4 months 7 months
Male, Peter 83 Moderate aphasia, walked without aid 2 5 months 9 months
Female, Mary 95 Moderate aphasia, used wheelchair 2 5 months 9 months
Female, Anna 90 Mild aphasia, used walker 2 3 months Ill – no interview
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