Caring for someone with a terminal illness or dementia can be challenging. In this section, you’ll find advice for caring for your loved one, as well as tips on looking after your own wellbeing.
You may be feeling anxious, depressed or lonely right now. It’s important to consider your own needs, as well as those of the person you’re caring for.
It’s common for people to lose their appetite when they’re ill, but it can be upsetting to see people we care for refuse food.
Advice on talking about death and dying with loved ones
You may be wondering where your loved one should spend their final days. This guide might help you both to decide.
How do we make sense of the world when it is unrecognisable from a week ago and the Government is taking steps that haven’t been enacted since the last World War?
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 any changes will occur.
People with dementia can struggle to understand complex sentences. Speak clearly, smile, maintain eye contact and keep sentences short.