End of life care
When a person with dementia is approaching the end of their life, it can be a very difficult time for them and the people around them. This factsheet looks at what happens when someone in the later stages of dementia is nearing the end of life, and when they die. It covers what carers can do to support the person, themselves and other close family or friends, and some of the issues they need to consider.
You might not want to think or talk about many of these things. You might find reading this factsheet upsetting. But having these difficult conversations with the person, and planning ahead, can ensure the person’s needs are met at the end of their life. It will also help if health and social care professionals communicate well now, with you and with each other. To read the factsheet Alzheimer’s Society