The MindforYou Story

A word from Carol, the creator, founder and leader of MindforYou

My Mum was diagnosed with dementia 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. We continued to do things together, learning every step of the way about dementia. This is where the idea for MindforYou was created.

In 2014 I changed my focus from a Scientist to support families living with dementia and established MindforYou. Since then we have taken  around 1000 guests on 129 holidays. In 2020 we established daily Zoom sessions and monthly activity packs to help families living with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic.

None of the above would have been possible without our wonderful, compassionate staff, who continually go above and beyond to help our dementia community.

I hope you and your family enjoy doing some of these things together.

Carol x

Our holidays were precious

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.

As my own Mum’s dementia progressed, I realised that no one was providing holiday opportunities for people like her and my Dad, so I started MindforYou.”

Your Holidays are Precious Too

A dementia diagnosis shouldn’t remove your right to a great quality of life. Holidays are precious and a chance to enjoy new places, re-charge the batteries and spend quality time with the ones you love. It’s clear from the photos and thank you cards we receive that we’re making a real difference.

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