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Planning ahead

Thinking about the end of life can be difficult, but being well informed can help us stay in control of the way we die.

Taking steps now can give you confidence that your wishes are documented so that people close to you know what you want. And remember that you can always change your plans.

You may have already put some plans in place, and there may be some things that you don’t feel ready to plan for yet. Planning for the end of your life is a very sensitive and personal experience – it’s important you do what feels right for you, when it feels right.

If you care for someone who is approaching the end of their life, you may find it useful to visit our Advice for carers section or download our guide:

Advice for carers (PDF 375 KB)

Further information


Our Information guides are short and easy to digest, giving a comprehensive overview of the relevant topic. Factsheets are longer with more detail, and are aimed at professionals.

You can download other guides in our series from publications

For more information: Call Age UK Advice: 0800 678 1174

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