Your brain and nerves stop working normally as the end of life approaches.  This can result in a range of symptoms:

  • Uncontrollable twitching and jumping or arms and legs
  • Feeling restless – can’t keep still
  • Feeling agitated – shaking, involuntary movements of limbs and head, moaning even if not in pain
  • Anxiety
  • Hallucinations – often seeing visions of loved ones who have died
  • Fever – the part of your brain that controls your temperature does not work properly so you may develop a high temperature
  • Confusion
  • Itchy skin
  • Sweating and flushing often worse at night

Your health care professional will advise on how to manage these symptoms.  They will ask for specialist help if necessary.

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