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People once avoided certain topics, like being gay or alcoholic. These days, people avoid talking about death and dying, but that's slowly changing too. Here is why those discussions are so important to individual patients, their families and friends.

Painful legal battles amongst family members over Kasem’s care overshadowed his final years of life, highlighting the importance of obtaining legal documents and having clear conversations about end-of-life issues sooner rather than later.

Eliminate the issue of potential disagreements by naming a single individual in the health care directive.

A document your elderly parent signs, giving someone else the authority to make health and medical decisions if your parent is unable to speak or make decisions.