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How do you cheer up a dying person?

How do you cheer up a dying person?

Here are some simple ways you can bring comfort to a dying loved one:

  1. Create a quiet environment.
  2. Sit in silence.
  3. Speak soothing words.
  4. Dim the lighting.
  5. Keep the patient’s mouth moist.
  6. Play soft music, if helpful.
  7. Use gentle touch.

What do you say to someone who is terminally ill?

Do say – “It’s good to see you.” Let them know you have been thinking of them. At a loss for words – It’s OK to say, “Mary, I don’t know what to say or do, but I’m here and I care about you.” Listen – If the person talks about being anxious, listen quietly. Don’t try to change the subject or silence the person.

What do dying patients want?

So what do dying people want? In short: truth, touch and time. They want others — family, friends and physicians — to be truthful with them in all respects, whether discussing the disease process, treatment options or personal relationships. They want truth but not at the expense of reassurance and hope.

What to say to comfort a dying friend?


  1. “I know this wasn’t an easy decision to make.
  2. “I don’t like this, but we’re going to do our best with this time.”
  3. “I’m sad, of course, but I’m also glad you’re in a place where you don’t have to fight so hard anymore.”
  4. “I’m praying for you to feel at peace and to know how much you’re loved.”

Do dying people want to be touched?

There is a significant decrease in the amount of physical and emotional contact we receive. At a time when more comfort and contact is needed, the dying are often ostracized by society and avoided by family and friends. The dying do not want others to be afraid to touch them or be in the same room with them.

What to say to your best friend who is dying?

Don’t say, “It’s going to be OK”

  • But do say something.
  • Do make clear that you’ll be there for them.
  • Do be careful about saying, “I’ll pray for you”
  • Do try to create a semblance of normalcy.
  • Do ask how they’re doing — today.
  • Do be a good listener.
  • Don’t get squirmy at the end.