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Essential Questions to Ask Your Aging Parents Today

Keswick, VA, April 16, 2010 --( Finally there is a book that addresses critical issues in just 36 pages.

With adult children pressed for time with the demands of their jobs, families and now their aging parents, Monique Snyder, MA, CMC, a Professional Geriatric Care Manager and the owner of has published, Before The Storm, Essential Questions To Ask Your Aging Parents Today. This concise and informative book is designed to encourage difficult conversations between adult children and their aging parents before there is a crisis. This book is unique because it touches on all the important points in only 36 pages so busy, adult children are able to read this book in one sitting and feel they gained some useful information.

Monique’s father, Major Clark O. Benedict passed away unexpectedly waiting for an organ transplant at Stanford Hospital on February 9, 2009. “My father was my hero; he came to the United States from Haiti with nothing, joined the Army and went on to earn his MBA. He lived the American dream and loved his country. He taught me so much about honor and staying true to who you are. My dad and I had many discussions about his health due to my work, but I know a lot of adult children need to sit down and have some difficult discussions with their aging parents. We had to make the excruciating decision to take my dad off of life support when he developed sepsis from a blood transfusion. It was all very surreal but I knew what his wishes were for end of life care and that insight guided me through a very tragic process as a daughter and a professional. During the summer of 2009 I felt inspired to finish my book as a tribute to him, he would have been proud that his death could help others,” Snyder said. Monique wants other adult children to have the clarity and peace of mind she had with her father’s passing. Before the Storm, Essential Questions to Ask Your Aging Parents Today is available on

Monique founded after realizing families needed guidance with long term care issues. She has been advising adult children from around the country regarding their aging parents since 1997.

Monique Snyder, MA, CMC
(434) 466-1800

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(434) 466-1800

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