How long can a person live without sleep?

Answer A good book to read about this is Sleep Thieves by Stanley Coren. He tells a few stories of people who tried to sustain wakefulness. One famous case is the disc jockey Peter Tripp who in 1959 staye... Read More »

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Is dying the same as when they put you to sleep before surgery?

How to Care for a Dying Person?

Caring for a dying person can be upsetting if you are very close to him or her. But just remember that you are helping them to live the last of their times happily

What happens(physically) to a person dying with cervical cancer?

My grandmother died of cervical cancer. She lost a lot of weight and got very small and old looking. She lost tons of her hair and at the end was in a lot of pain. She had an IV of morphine that sh... Read More »

Once a dying person has stopped eating, how much longer do they live?

Stopped eating but still drinking can be anything from a few days to a few weeks.Mum lasted 6 weeks after she stopped eating.Love you Mum, RIP.