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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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From Kansas by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia It has been a while since an entry has happened here.  I visited with Don and Jane last week.  They both sounded well, and they both continue to recover from bouts with vari ... Read on »
From Kansas by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Again, I've been remiss in plugging into the blog.  Sounds like Don and Jane had a great and restful trip.  I was looking at the credits on the blog old brother, and it s ... Read on »
Getting a new 'happy pill' by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I went to see Dr. Berkowitz, my neuropsychiatrist, yesterday. I told him of my depression problems and he changed my medication to a stronger and higher dose. Depression ... Read on »
Glad your back home by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Happy New Year from Kansas.  Glad Don and Jane made it home to sunny CA.  We all could feel Don's pain facing the wiles of a Michigan winter!  We here in Kansas are having a ... Read on »
Happy 4th of July by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia We flew to Michigan on the 4th and are now visiting our son and his family. The trip was good and no unusual incidents. We left in cool, 62 degree weather and arrived here i ... Read on »
Happy Birthday, Jan by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Forgot to tell everyone that Jan's birthday was last Friday. 65 years ago, he was born in Marion, Kansas on the 13th day of February. I was 10 years old and, up to that day, w ... Read on »
Happy Holidays by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I hope you all have had a great Christmas. We had Jenni and John (her significant other) and grandson Travis over on Christmas day.for dinner and to open gifts. Jenni is strug ... Read on »
Hayen's all over the world by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I just read the recent comments interchanged between Jan and the Belgian Hayens. It reminded me of a connection I made several years ago on-line with a girl named Hayen. Her f ... Read on »
Here we are again... by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia It's been nine days since I made an entry in this blog. It's not because I'm busy. I just don't think of it when I've got the time to be creative. I imagine most of you don' ... Read on »
Hitting the big time by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Just got an e-mail from one of my contacts at the Alzheimer's Association National Headquarters in Chicago. She had received notice that one of the actresses who attended our ... Read on »
Holiday thoughts from Kansas by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia It has been three weeks since my last posting.  Winter is in full swing out here on the plains of Kansas.  As you read this, I hope you and your family and friends will enjo ... Read on »
I had to counter this! by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I had to respond to older brother's vivid memory of my early days as his sibling.  "Chubby and drooling a lot" really gives us a cute picture of my arrival and Don's clear imp ... Read on »
I see a grim horizon by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I finished my annual psychometric exam yesterday. It involves 3, one-hour sessions with a psychologist quizzing me with various test and examinations. In one way or another ... Read on »
I've done it again! by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia It's been well over a week since I've written a blog. I just can't keep up. It has been a busy week, though. Thanksgiving and all got in the way. We had Jenni and her family, ... Read on »
Into the Breach by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Brother Don's "Final Hours" entry reminded me I need to drop something into this discussion as he will be out of commission for a while.  I hear from other's who have had a hi ... Read on »
It is snowing..... again by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia It has snowed a least a bit in every 24 hour interval we have been here. It's supposed to be 2" tonight and more tomorrow. I don't understand why anyone would voluntarily ... Read on »
It's hell getting old by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Saw the orthopedic surgeon today. The shot of cortisone I got in my right hip did little good. He asked if I was ready for hip replacement surgery. I wimped out.  I'm goi ... Read on »
Jan responds by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Don sees his lack of blog entries as failure.  My excuse is plain old procrastination!! Add to that my ongoing war with a new laptop and not much comes from Kansas.  But ... Read on »
Just a note by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia We're getting ready to go out for dinner so I'm in a rush. I'm recovering nicely from my 'crash and burn' accident. Rib is not as painful and my head is clear .... well.... ... Read on »
Just a touch of Alzheimer's by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I'm often asked why I'm still functioning so well. I still drive and take frequent trips. I'm still writing and, other than fighting with depression, live a fairly normal day- ... Read on »