There are a lot of things to come to terms with when you have a life-limiting illness.
All of this can cause anxiety. There are information and resources that can help.
When someone is dying, the thought of losing mobility and of being bed-bound may cause concern. You may prefer to have your family members perform your personal care or you may prefer others to do it.
Many people say they are worried about being a burden. But carers will often say it brings them satisfaction to care. They can feel that they have grown through the experience.
If you are not as active as you were before you may be able to do things that require less energy. This can include leaving a legacy or writing down your life story with help from others. This has been found to give people dignity and lessen depression.
Palliative care Australia: how telling your story can help
Talk with your health professionals about your options. This will help you to retain as much independence and for as long as possible.
Visit Cancer Council Victoria website: Coping with the news that you’re dying
Visit the Healthtalk (UK) website: Care at home for people with a terminal illness
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Last updated 02 August 2021