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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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update on Don by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I'm sorry I haven't given you an earlier progress report on Don.  I talked with Jane today, Monday.  She is sick as heck with bronchitis, and hasn't been able to see Don for a ... 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 »
The final hours by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I'm sitting here with a list of do's and don't's I'm supposed to follow for the next 18 hours before surgery. You know... what not to eat, when not to eat, how to prep the ski ... Read on »
Surgery over the horizon by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia We returned from San Diego for the last time, this afternoon. We went back for the last day and to see 'Boomers', a musical review celebrating the baby boomers born in the 50' ... Read on »
Update by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia We're busy getting ready to dash home for 24 hours. We have choir practice tonight. We'll come back to the time share tomorrow morning. Saw a stage production of 'Doubt' ... 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 »
Counting down to surgery by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Well, despite what the song says it's raining, again, in Southern California. That means that, for you living in the east, you'll be seeing ice and snow in about 5 days. ... Read on »
Spreading the word... by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Jane and I were taken by limousine to Los Angeles yesterday afternoon for our panel presentation before members of the American Federation of Radio and Television Artist. The ... 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 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 »
Life is like a box of chocolates by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Jane and I are going to start a new diet... Nutrisystem. We've tried Weight Watchers and several other brands over the years. This time we got to make it work. I'll keep you p ... 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 »
Weather... a constant subject by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Dashed off to see Dr. Berkowitz (Neruopsychiatrist specializing in Alzheimer's) this afternoon and got lost and arrived 10 minutes late. Ugh! I have a terrible time rememberin ... Read on »
Old age, surgery, football by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia As Don prepares for surgery, we Kansans are freezing our cabooses (below 0 tonight, they say), and football in KC is more down than it ever could be in San Diego, I write thes ... 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 »
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 »
Break a leg by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I've received a call from the national office of the Alzheimer's Association. They want Jane and I to be on a panel to help educate the members of AFTRA, I think that stands f ... Read on »
Settling in for 2009 by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I've survived the holidays but not without catching a miserable cold. Now I've given it to Jane and she's miserable too. Life's little speed bumps....... After a series o ... Read on »
Replay of an old entry by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia   I found this entry from over 2 years ago. Still makes sense to me. ==================================================== I'm going to paraphrase fr ... 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 »