Table 2

Thematic framework of findings

(1) Leading up to the initial cancer consultation(1.1) Transition to tertiary care
(1.2) Preparation for the first oncology consultation
(2) Communicating clinically relevant information(2.1) Taking more time
(2.2) Navigating treatment decision-making information
(2.3) Dementia-specific cancer treatment considerations
(2.4) Decision-making agency
(3) Adjustments to cancer care(3.1) Continuity of care
(3.2) Proxy healthcare professionals
(4) After cancer treatment finishes(4.1) Ongoing decision-making processes
(4.2) Lasting impact of treatment decisions