Conversations

Starting a conversation can be difficult. The topics and questions below may give you some ideas to begin with.

Select a topic

Thinking about how you will be remembered is common as people get older, and especially people who are nearing the end of their life. Here are some examples of things to think or talk about.

Try asking:

How would you like to be remembered?

Is there anything you want people to know about you?

Is there anything you would like me to help you with?

What aspects of legacy, if any, are important to you?

Is there anything you want me to do after you die?

Where would you like to be buried or have your ashes placed?

Remember: These prompts are to give the other person an opportunity to talk if they want to. If they don't want to talk, that's okay. Let them know you are there for them when they need you.

Conversations

Starting a conversation can be difficult. The topics and questions below may give you some ideas to begin with.

Select a topic

How would you like to be remembered?

Thinking about how you will be remembered is common as people get older, and especially people who are nearing the end of their life. Here are some examples of things to think or talk about.

Try asking:

How would you like to be remembered?

Is there anything you want people to know about you?

Is there anything you would like me to help you with?

What aspects of legacy, if any, are important to you?

Is there anything you want me to do after you die?

Where would you like to be buried or have your ashes placed?

Remember: These prompts are to give the other person an opportunity to talk if they want to. If they don't want to talk, that's okay. Let them know you are there for them when they need you.