Coping with distressing memories at the end of life

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Coping with distressing memories at the end of life

There's a piece on the King's Fund website ( in which an occupational therapist describes the care she gave an elderly, dying man beset by distressing memories of the war. She writes: '...when patients are very ill or close to death they sometimes no longer have the emotional defences to keep painful material from their lives at bay. This unfinished business starts to resurface when their defences are low.' Have you cared for someone at the end of life who experiences the resurfacing of traumatic memories? How have you helped them cope?

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