[27, 40, 47, 49, 50, 63, 68, 73, 74]
Social and emotional support|
[30, 34, 40, 49, 51, 57, 66, 67, 72, 81, 94, 95]
|Condensed meaning unit||
Humour to cope with psychic pain .|
Taking control of dementia by minimising its impact and using humour when describing coping strategies .
Using humour to cope with the painful awareness of memory decline .
Humour and spirituality to cope .
Using humour and laughing at one selves helped handle the change and challenge .
Using humour to help dealing with dementia .
Using humour as strategy .
Dismissing the significance of memory loss, and use humour to cope .
Using humour as a saviour .
Laughter and humour .
Taking part in activities leading to connection with others |
Mobilizing resources by accessing external services and friends and families 
Acknowledging the value of receiving support .
Holding on to their roles in valuable relationships .
Promoting reciprocity and maintenance of relationship through food role changes .
Sharing emotions .
Letting the family steer, represents a shifting orientation toward what is good and meaningful in life 
Feeling lucky to be supported by family and home care .
Expects their relatives to take care of them. Postponing the decisions about the future .
Becoming stupid if you don’t talk to people 
Fortunate to be married and being looked after .
Holding on to roles in social relationships .
Continuing to interact regularly with friends .
Sharing the diagnosis with their children .
Seeking information about dementia and support .
Nearness to the caregiver as an asset