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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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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 »
A Pastoral Word from Little Brother by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia This Older Brother, the one who created this blog for all of us to read and respond, opens the door for his Little Brother to say a pastoral word to him and all of us in this ... 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 »
The Christmas Conundrum by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia The holidays are rushing up on me again and I'm stuck. It happens every year. I think about gift buying but I can't make myself to go out in that craziness. Even if I did vent ... Read on »
Car Shopping ... ugh! by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Jane andI have spent the last 2 days looking at Toyota's.  It is never easy. While we want to check this and asked that question, the salesman wants to jump to the bottom line ... Read on »
There is no place like home... by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia We've witnessed another 2 inches of snow and that's enough. We're ready to go home. They're going to get more but we're not going to see it.  We are leaving at 6 AM tomorrow. ... Read on »
Thanksgiving in Michigan by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Jan's entry about Thanksgiving was special. He's right about the memories. I cherise each and every one. We've come to sample winter in Michigan. There was three inches o ... Read on »
Another rant about nursing homes by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Found a little squib in the latest Time Magazine. It was titled Low Marks for Nursing Homes. It quoted from a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services: "Mor ... Read on »
Staring down Wall Street by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia It's a scary time. The congress refused to pass the bailout bill and the stock market dropped 777 points today. There goes our 401k!!! I haven't seen how much value we've ... Read on »
A Saturday in the fall by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia I've watched college football most of the day. I'm addicted. I watch teams I have no interest in, just because I love the game. I played football in high school and junio ... Read on »
A quick note from Kansas by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Just a quick response to Don's latest notes to us.  I'm glad you're doing the gym thing.  Good for the body, brain, and spirit!  Yesterday, I started to respond to the accepta ... Read on »
Catch-up news by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Justin reports that his first day back at school in Big Bear was great. He hung out with lots of friends and likes his classes (mostly). He's talking about going to college. I ... Read on »
Ah, aging by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Had an appointment last week with the neuropsychiatrist now, this week, I've seen the dental hygienist, the urolologist and tomorrow, the orthopedic surgeon to get a shot of c ... 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 »
Life in Paradise by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia We are at the Point Arena Lighthouse Resort in Northern California. It's a lovely place, new and clean, with tiny individual cabins instead of a huge building. The setting is ... Read on »
On the road again by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Jane's out of the hospital; weak but healthy. We're packing for our trip home tomorrow at 6 am. I'll back to you then. Read on »
Let me out of here! by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Jane should get out of the hospital tomorrow morning. All of her test so far are normal. Her blood pressure is back under control and she feels fine. Day after tomorrow w ... Read on »
A complication in Detroit by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Jane went shopping with Laurie, our daughter-in-law, and granddaughter Andrea yesterday. Late in the afternoon Laurie called to tell me that Jane was having shortness of breat ... 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 »
Where weather really happens by Dr. Don Hayen Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Lots of ugly black clouds and a few showers today but it didn't rain much. Enjoying our grandchildren. Our two youngest, Ally and Adam, are here. They really give their p ... Read on »