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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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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 »
Thanksgiving Eve by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who might be reading this.  I spoke to Jane last evening, (Nov. 23, Tuesday).  Don has been in a rehab facility recovering from a compressio ... Read on »
Kansas in the Fall by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Kansas is beautiful right now with Fall colors and the first hard frost just past.  I have to do this Kansas promo every now and then for all of you who might live in areas ... Read on »
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 »
An interesting response to my entry by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia This is a comment to one of my earlier entries: "I note a desire to stay in touch with family members. We have a very large extended family in several states. Facebook has ... Read on »
From Kansas by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Don's latest bout with shingles is a bummer.  He and Jane will keep their minds off such things with those two grandkids towing them about for a few days.  As Don spoke of 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 »
Spinning my wheels by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Traveling  for the fourth. We have plans and tickets to go to Michigan on the 4th of July. Despite my pain (which, by the way,) is minimal, we are going! Going to bring back ... Read on »
Shingles--- I guess I deserve this by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I've been having a burning pain in my left forearm for the past week or 10 days. As a dermatologist, I seriously thought it might be shingles. Well, today a typical diagnost ... Read on »
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 »
Yikes! I did it again! by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Well, it's been two weeks since I last ventured onto this site. It's not that I don't remember. I just ignore the responsibility, putting it off until tomorrow... again and ... 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 »
Things are looking up! by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Jan's encouraging words have forced me to set down and add my own. After an extended period of pain and anguish, Jane's back troubles have subsided. She's just about o ... Read on »
Update from Kansas by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Yes, we are still alive and well here in Kansas. Sorry I haven't pitched in with some words of wisdom during these last few weeks.  Don, Jane, and I had a good phone conver ... Read on »
Stop! Let me up ! by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I've been severely chastised for my whining entry yesterday about my depression. My daughter, in particular, racked me over the coals. She has decided, since she suffers fro ... 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 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 »
April slipped by without my noticing by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I keep losing track of time. I lost April in the mix. I'm getting worse; no question!! Yesterday I had two doctors appointments. Jane wrote them out on a piece of paper and ... Read on »
Another day, living with pain by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Jane had a bad day. She has a cortisone shot in her bad back and it was an endurance test... one hour and a half. It was a prolonged and miserable affair but, I think it hel ... Read on »
We're peddling as fast as we can! by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia It's been a bad 2 weeks. I've just about recovered from my concussion and broken rib and, now, Jane has slipped a disc in her back, She is nearly immobilized with pain and t ... Read on »