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Table 5 Contrasting emotional responses experienced by carers

From: Applying a new concept of embedding qualitative research: an example from a quantitative study of carers of people in later stage dementia

Main theme Subtheme
Acceptance Acceptance of changes relating to dementia
Empathy and respect for person with dementia
Anxiety for the future Anxiety about impact of changes due to dementia
Guilt about not doing enough for person with dementia
Anger Anger/frustration at changes related to dementia