There is an aspect of estate planning that is growing in popularity in Connecticut and around the country. It's a part of estate planning called a "living will," and it's only useful to you when you're alive. This is contradictory to what people usually think about wills. Typically, wills are thought of as a plan for after a person's death.
Living wills are different because they carry out a person's wishes while they are still alive. Why would you need such a thing? Living wills are useful when a person becomes unable to express their healthcare wishes due to a medical condition. For example, if a person is in a coma after a car accident they cannot express their wish for a specific type of medical treatment versus the treatment the doctor may deem best for the patient.