Chapter 2: Preparing for death

As death nears

The expert says
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The palliative expert says
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Because she was at home, in those later years, she knew I was “her person” even if she couldn’t speak.

People with terminal illness will generally experience changes in their physical abilities as illness progresses. Over time, they may develop new or progressing symptoms. Knowing what these changes are and working with the healthcare team in advance can help you feel more comfortable when these changes occur. Below are different ways you and the person who is ill can prepare. Click on each tab to read more.