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Dr. Don Hayen Medical Doctor

Specialty: Dermatology
San Marcos, California
I'm a 75 year old retired dermatologist. I've been diagnosed with early Alzheimer's disease but if... Full Bio
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A brief progress report by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia My motor is running slower and slower. I sleep 10 to 12 hours a night and still don't feel very rested. I think it's my sleep apnea. I have no energy and really have t ... Read on »
A complication in Detroit by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Jane went shopping with Laurie, our daughter-in-law, and granddaughter Andrea yesterday. Late in the afternoon Laurie called to tell me that Jane was having shortness of breat ... Read on »
A confusing day..... by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I've been trying to add a new program to my blog to expand it's capabilities. I bought the add-ons from the company that owns my website but when I tried to get them up and ... Read on »
A day with Frank... by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Every Friday morning I drive over and pick up my friend, Frank. He has mid-stage Alzheimer's and entertain him a few hours to give him a break as well as his wife, Dottie. ... Read on »
A death in the Hayen clan by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia We Hayen's began our sojourn in Kansas on a 160 acre patch of ground purchased by our Great grandfather from the Santa Fe Railroad sometime in the late 1880's or early '90's.  ... Read on »
A downer... by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I'm so lame. I sit here all day staring out my window and playing solitaire on my computer. Nothing gets done. It's not that I have a lot to do. It's just that I could die a ... Read on »
A good read by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia An acquaintance of mine, Lisa Genova, wrote a novel and self-published it a couple of years ago. The story is about a fictional character, Alice, and her experience with ear ... Read on »
A historic event by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia With all the craziness in this world, we must stop and reflect on the need for sanity and tranquility during the inauguration tomorrow. Let's pray that some radical doesn't se ... Read on »
A message to Jan by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I'm a failure. I keep forgetting I've got to write a blog. Days pass and the reality hits me in the face. I'm trying to watch Sunday night football while I write this so ... Read on »
A moment to ponder by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I went to play my usual round of golf this morning and, on the 9 hole, I became ill. Two doctors playing with me fluttered around and made sure I wasn't in extreme danger an ... Read on »
A new product for Alzheimer's by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I got  comment yesterday about a naturally occurring substance found in red grapes, soy beans, pomegranates, red wine, peanuts and other foods. It's called resveratrol. If you ... Read on »
A new way to read by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I received a 'Nook', an e-book handled by Barnes and Noble bookstores, as a gift for Christmas. It took us a while to get it all set up, with my son's help. Now I have to ge ... Read on »
A note from far away by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia We've been at the time share for 3 days now. It's in Capistrano or Dana Point; it's hard to tell which. Anyway, we're across the street from the beach, so it's really nice. ... Read on »
A Pastoral Word from Little Brother by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia This Older Brother, the one who created this blog for all of us to read and respond, opens the door for his Little Brother to say a pastoral word to him and all of us in this ... Read on »
A progress note by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Watching the Padres baseball game on tv. They are playing the Brewers. So far, no score.  I'm a sports junky. I'll watch anything as long as it is competitive. Jane had ... Read on »
A quick note from Kansas by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Just a quick response to Don's latest notes to us.  I'm glad you're doing the gym thing.  Good for the body, brain, and spirit!  Yesterday, I started to respond to the accepta ... Read on »
A Saturday in the fall by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I've watched college football most of the day. I'm addicted. I watch teams I have no interest in, just because I love the game. I played football in high school and junio ... Read on »
A Second Update by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia As promised, I did talk to the 'ol Doc yesterday, late afternoon, CA time.  He sounded strong and is looking forward to going home soon.  His rehab is going well.  Jane was ab ... Read on »
A wonderful story by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Mark Donham gave a link to a 'You Tube' piece in his comment to my entry yesterday; Break a leg. I urge you to take 2 minutes of you time and click on the link. It's better th ... Read on »
Age has it's downside... by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The last half of January is going to be kinda' hectic for me. Beside the appearance on the panel for AFTRA in LA on the 21st, we're going to take a time share in the Gaslamp q ... Read on »