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Table 2 The theme, main categories and sub-categories

From: Early and late signs that precede dying among older persons in nursing homes: the multidisciplinary team’s perspective

From unawareness to obviousness
Going into a bubble The body begins to shut down
Lack of interest in the surrounding world
Low mood
Increased sleep
Newly added confusion
Reduced physical ability
Decreased appetite
Reduced circulation
Increasing worry and anxiety
Stopped eating and drinking
Loss of consciousness
Changed breathing pattern