Some people may become more agitated as death approaches.
The skin can become pale and moist and slightly cool prior to death.
This is due to a build up of mucus in the chest, because the person no longer has the energy to cough.
Of course, breathing problems can be made worse by feelings of anxiety.
The knowledge that someone is close at hand is reassuring; it can be a real help in preventing breathlessness caused by anxiety.
This natural process can be accompanied by feelings of calmness and tranquility. It can be hard to accept these changes, even when you know that the person is dying, as it’s a physical sign that they are not going to get better.
Nevertheless, you can still show that you care about your loved one by spending time with them, talking to them and giving comfort through your presence.
Towards the end of life, as the body becomes less active, the demand for oxygen lessens.
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