Table 1

Participant demographics

CategoryN
Living arrangementOwn home
Seniors apartment
Assisted living
4
2
4
Type of spouse’s dementiaAlzheimer’s
Frontotemporal
Lewy body
Temporal
Vascular
2
1
4
1
2
Place of spouse’s deathHospital
Long-term care
3
7
  • For participants, ‘living arrangements’ refers to the participant’s living arrangements at the time of the interview. Own home refers to any home within the community that does not provide amenities such as housekeeping, dining or activities; ‘seniors apartment’ refers to a communal living environment that provides amenities such as housekeeping, dining or activities that make life easier for the older adult; ‘assisted living’ refers to a communal living environment that provides assistance with daily activities (eg, medication, bathing, dressing, etc); ‘long-term care home’ refers to a living facility that provides intermediate care; ‘hospital’ refers to residing or admission within a hospital setting without a plan to move to another living environment.