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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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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 »
Can you believe it? by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I looked up my blog today and realized I've written only one entry in the month of February. "Out of site, out of mind." In my case it just "out of mind!" It's not that I ... Read on »
Living in paradise by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia We are having a heat wave in Southern California. Temp is in the mid-80's today. The rest of the country is gripped in terrible winter. Sorry about that. Poor Jenni's lu ... Read on »
Still plugging away by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Jenni and John added comments to my last entry. They are such sweethearts and we love them so much. Tonight we are going to live theater. We've had season tickets for sev ... 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 »
Rain and disasters by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The first real rains in many months have struck the Southern California coast line and it's not over. It is our form of winter. Rain tapping against the window, wind bending ... 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 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 »
this and that;;; again by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia It's a sunny warm day in Southern California. I want to say that to 'rub it in' to all you folks in the east and north. Nothing much is happening since we got home. I've ... 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 »
California, here we come! by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Happy New Year! We're going to be on the road to the airport in about 2 hours. We have to get there very early because of the bomb alert on Christmas day. The flight is ... 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 »
We're in snowy, cold Michigan by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Why would anyone want to live here? It was cold and raining when we arrived on Christmas day. Then it started snowing and has piled up periodically each day since. It is now ... Read on »
The story continues. by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia It's going on 5 years since I was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. I still function pretty well but I know things are not right and I'm beginning to drift a bit. Jane can really ... Read on »
Busy season by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I can't believe how quickly time flies. Christmas is 4 days away! Wow! Jenni took me shopping for Jane today. We had coffee and wondered around a store or two. I can't sa ... Read on »
Our holiday trip by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Jane and Laurie, our daughter-in-law in Detroit, are plotting on the phone for Christmas. We are leaving Christmas day to visit them for a week. They are making plans for gi ... Read on »
Creeping up on Christmas by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I can't seem to get myself 'into' the Christmas mood. To my chagrin, Jane has bought me a Christmas gift which means I will need to buy one for her. ugh! I can't buy clot ... Read on »
An anniversery with meaning by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia 69 years ago today, I was 8 years old and visiting my neighbor, Dicky Dale Miller. We were lying on  the rug, playing when the phone rang. Dicky's mother answered it in the ... 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 »
The past week by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia It's been a busy week. We've seen several theater productions and went to see the movie, "The Men Who Stares at Goats." What an odd movie. Funny but, in the end, ran out of ga ... Read on »