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January 6, 2006

Albany--Americans are living longer, and they appear to be thinking more about death. Living wills, or in the state of Georgia durable powers of attorney for healthcare, are quickly becoming a popular choice to avoid confusion in the event someone must be kept alive on life support.

Albany attorney Glenn Booker says a durable power of attorney for healthcare is best if prepared prior to knowing of any sickness and gives the patient the right to refuse some specific treatments.

"If you would ever find yourself in a terminal condition, a persistant vegetative state where you could not act for yourself and determine if whether you wanted to be kept alive by mechanical means for example you would need one of these to cover that eventuality" said Albany attorney Glen Booker.

You can get a durable power of attorney for healthcare for around seventy-five dollars. As many as 30 percent of Americans say they now have some sort of living will.

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