Restlessness or Agitation
Prior to death, some people become restless, confused and even agitated. This is certainly not true for everyone but does happen. People may move around in bed and try to get up. They pull at clothes and bed linens, call out and seem unable to rest calmly.
- Remain calm and quiet.
- Talk slowly and offer reassuring touch.
- Lower lights and reduce noise and activity.
- Try playing soft, instrumental music.
- Consider possible sources of restlessness.