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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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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 »
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 »
New Story by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Sorry it's been a while since an entry came from Kansas.  Don suggests that it is time we get to writing something, and I agree.  So 'ol Bro, let's work out a strategy and g ... Read on »
The launch of a new story by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Jane admonished me today for being a couch potatoe. I have to agree, I don't do much but read, watch tv, sleep and eat. I try to reve my motor once in a while, but not very ... Read on »
The Memory Walk debrief by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The fund raising walk for Alzheimer's was Saturday and we had a great time. I had a team of 5 and we raised about $400. The crowd was huge... they guessed over 3000. The wea ... Read on »
Today is Memory Walk by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Jane, Jenni and I are going down to Balboa Park in San Diego for the annual Alzheimer's Memory Walk. My team is "thetripover" and we have over $400 pledged. I've done this e ... Read on »
Back from Kansas by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia To say our trip to Kansas was a success would be an understatement. We had a ball!! Visited with people we hadn't seen in years and dashed around Kansas City and the eastern ... Read on »
Don and Jane in Kansas by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I know some of you are interested in Don's trip back to Kansas City for his 50 year reunion at KU Medical School.,  They had a great time and on this Monday are trekking dow ... Read on »
Racing down to the wire by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia When you live in a place where the weather almost never changes, you begin to whine whenever there is a cloud in the sky. We may get a few showers today. Of course, the day ... Read on »
Time flies when you're having fun.... by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I was sitting here watching the baseball play off games and decided to check my blog. I was surprised to see I hadn't made an entry for 6 days. Wow! My days without wheel ... Read on »
Reflections on Palm Springs by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Our two days in Palm Springs went well. Rode the tram up to the top of the mountain. Spent a lot of time visiting with our friends, Hal and Elizabeth Forney. It was a nice t ... Read on »
Starting a new week by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Jenni and my talk at the 'Because I Care' conference yesterday went very well. There was a pretty good crowd and we were well received. Jane and I are about to leave for ... 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 »
Living without wheels by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia My first week of not driving is behind me and, I must say, it's been rather boring. But it is all for the best, I know. Many of you have written encouraging comments and I a ... Read on »
View from Kansas by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Hi from Kansas.  Change is happening it seems.  It will be good to see Don and Jane in October.  We can hash over the changes which all of us are facing.  The good thing abo ... 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 »
An urgent plea by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia URGENT PLEA FROM ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CEO Friday, 13 February 2009 It is possible that there has never been a moment in America with ... Read on »
Chopping wood by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Recovering from joint replacement is a lot like cutting wood; it's the same thing over and over again. I'm supposed to be exercising every hour while awake but I must admit 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 »
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 »