Make no mistake, aging in America is warfare. Families suffer, lives are lost prematurely, and incomes are under siege. - Sharon Sebastian, AuthorThere is no stronger credential than being in the trenches on the front lines. As an adult-child with an ailing parent, Sharon Sebastian entered the world of medicine and elder care. What was revealed was not just shocking, but inhumane and too often lethal. Sebastian uncovered what every family, including our veterans, needs to know to help protect their loved ones and themselves. Amid the burgeoning demand and lack of planning for elder care in America, Sebastian embedded herself for years in the elder care system from hospitals to nursing homes. It was clear that the story had to be told and lives protected.As a guerrilla journalist, her research brings to public awareness a system that is increasingly overwhelmed by record numbers of patients, plagued by diminished medical care, ensnarled in legal cul-de-sacs, bankruptcies, crass dishonesty and government malfeasance. Sebastian has witnessed it, researched it, and is now sharing it as she openly warns about the perils of aging in her fight for the rights and protections for all Americans. Coupled with the insight from experts from various fields, Sebastian gives insider knowledge on how families may remain both sane and solvent. It is in response to the appeals of those voices, the voices of the patients and their families that insist that "the truth must be told," that Sebastian wrote the book, AGING: WARNING - Navigating Life's Medical, Mental & Financial Minefields. There is no substitute for personal experience coupled with first-hand investigations as source material to give vital insight to families who "need to know." Sharon Sebastian, author of "AGING: WARNING - Navigating Life's Medical, Mental & Financial Minefields, is a columnist, commentator and contributor in print and on nationwide broadcasts on topics ranging from healthcare, culture, religion, and politics to domestic and global policy. A published author and degreed in Journalism, Sebastian's work spans both print and broadcast media.