End of Life

When The End Comes

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1. What are some common signs that death is near?

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The following are some common experiences that may mean the end is very near.

  • shortness of breath (known as dyspnea)
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • tiredness and sleepiness
  • mental confusion
  • constipation or incontinence
  • nausea
  • refusal to eat or drink
  • parts of the body (hands, arms, feet, legs) becoming cool to the touch and/or darker or blue-colored

Each of these signs, taken alone, does not mean someone is dying. But when many are experienced by someone with a serious illness or declining health, it suggests a person is nearing the end of life.