Diane Archer

What to do about urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence is not uncommon for women. And, the risk of urinary incontinence increases as you get older. Fortunately, there are several ways to deal with it, reports Dr. Jen Gunter for The...

Medicare Part D drug coverage in 2020

Whether you are enrolled in traditional Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan, you can get prescription drug coverage through a Medicare Part D drug plan. It doesn’t cover your full costs, but...

Social Security benefits are relatively small

As often as they can, Republicans in Congress argue to “reform” Social Security benefits. That’s code for cutting benefits.  In truth, Social Security benefits are relatively...

What happens to your memory as you age?

For all of us who are aging, there are many benefits. It’s well recognized that we gain expertise and wisdom, a deeper understanding of the way things work and the world around us. You might be...

Do you need a geriatrician?

As you get older, it is extremely helpful to have a geriatrician as your primary care doctor. If at all possible, you want a doctor who well understands the health issues particular to older adults...