Death & 5 Senses/Question


  1. In what order are the senses loss or shutdown during the death process of terminally ill patients? Or of patients dying slowly etc...
    Example: sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing/ I'm reading about this and have been taught that the hearing is last. But in what order do the other four senses fall.
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  3. by   eternalsunshine
    You are correct about hearing, I guess the other senses depend on the individual, such as touch depending on rate of peripheral shutdown.
    These info pages may help:


    http://www.cancerpage.com/centers/Transitions/near.asp


    http://www.carersnsw.asn.au/storage/...cess_dying.pdf


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