Medical student, Holiday Support Staff for MindforYou
'Getting John up to dance with his wife on the last evening'
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Dementia Support Worker, Holiday Lead for MindforYou
'Helping Margaret shopping for a new dress and the delight on her face when we found the perfect one'
My name is Carol and I am the founder of MindforYou. My Mum was diagnosed with vascular dementia and Alzheimers in 2007. As a family, we spent lots of time together, with Mum and Dad spending as much time as they could with their grandchildren, Emma and Ben, and a diagnosis of dementia wasn’t going to change this.
At the start, regular visits from Scotland to our home in Leicestershire gave Dad a well earned break and Mum a change of scene. Traditional respite did not suit my parents, and visits to Leicestershire became a thing of the past, so we rented cottages in Northumberland.
This is when I had the idea for MindforYou, and I started to change my focus from a Pharmaceutical Scientist to supporting families living with dementia....
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Retired Nurse, Holiday Lead for MindforYou
'Watching our guests and staff on our Pitlochry Christmas Holiday performing the 12 days of Christmas in the short film made by my son, Calum'
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