By Anne-Marie Botek, AgingCare.com Editor
Close your eyes and think about a beloved ancestor of yours that has passed away.
Pretend that you are standing before them, able to speak and communicate with them just as you would if they were still alive.
Now, think about all the questions you would ask them if you could.
What were their lives really like? What were the values they held dear? What do they regret? Whom do they seek forgiveness from, and whom do they wish they had forgiven while they were still alive?
For many of us, this is as close as we will ever get to being able to discern the wishes and whims of our predecessors.
That is of course, unless your deceased relative has left behind a document known as an ethical will.
Ethical Wills Lend Clarity to Caregivers and Serenity to Seniors originally appeared on AgingCare.com.