Do People Starve To Death At The End-Of-Life (EOL)?

No! (please read the information handout Dehydration & Starvation – Myths & Realities )

As someone approaches the EOL, they lose their appetite and reduce their eating due to the natural progression of the disease. They do not ‘starve to death’. Death is due to dehydration, a natural process which helps protect a person from discomfort, and is not due to a lack of food/nutrition.