Everybody will one day face death and throughout their lives will have to deal with the death of loved ones. Yet very few of us prepare ourselves, mentally or practically. As a result, we are often ill-prepared for our own deaths or those of loved ones. Drawing on personal experiences, letters, stories and excerpts, this handbook provides a straightforward and pioneering approach to the anxieties of the dying and their loved ones. Prepared by the Natural Death Centre - an educational charity set up for those caring for the dying at home - this guide includes practical advice and suggestions including advice on caring for the dying at home, preparing for death, alternatives to euthenasia, cheap DIY funerals as well as sections on coming to terms with death.