Each person’s experience of the last few days of life will be different and it can be difficult to predict exactly what will happen or how quickly the changes will occur.
Usually, you’ll gradually become very weak and have very little energy. You may:
- find it difficult to move around and need help getting from your bed to a chair
- need to spend most or all of the day in bed
- lose interest in eating and have no appetite because your body can no longer digest food and doesn’t need it
- sleep a lot and feel drowsy when you’re awake
- feel disorientated and unsure whether you’re dreaming
- dream about people who aren’t there or that you knew in the past - your mind may bring up old memories
- lose interest in your surroundings and even your close family.
We also have information written for relatives and friends caring for you at the end of life, but you may find it helpful to read it together.