Almost everyone has a list of things they would like to do before they pass away and it is often described as a bucket list. That list might not be written down and it might be just a few vague ideas but the list can be important, according to The New York Times in "Talk to Your Doctor About Your Bucket List."
Whether your bucket list is small and vague or large and very specific, it is a good idea to let your doctor know what is on it. If you do, your doctor will know you better personally. The doctor might be able to devise a treatment plan around making sure you get to do a few things on your list before you pass away.
Elderly people do not concern themselves solely with their health care treatments. They can also accomplish other things they would like to do before they pass away. Their doctors can also help them with that.
Reference: New York Times (Feb. 8, 2018) "Talk to Your Doctor About Your Bucket List."