“Oh, and I do her hair,” he said. “I think I do a good job.”
He said helping select her clothing for the day was a difficult change for Nancy.
“I got a little push back from that, but she would choose winter clothes when it was warm,” he said. “She seems OK with it now.”
John took his new role as caregiver very seriously. He wanted their time together to remain happy and for Nancy to be as happy as she could be.
“I started doing a lot of research and attend a major workshop every year,” John said. “The caregiver workshops help you understand the disease and become a better caregiver.”
During his recent education on being a caregiver, John became involved in the Caregiver Workshops sponsored by the Hendricks County Senior Center in Danville. He has since gone from asking for help to offering it to others. He will soon be bringing his own experiences to the group in a series of workshops that he’ll present.
Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series on John Munn, who has become the caregiver for his wife, Nancy. The second story will focus on his care plan and how it works. The final article will focus on tips to being a better caregiver.