Medical student, Holiday Support Staff for MindforYou
'Getting John up to dance with his wife on the last evening'
Retired CPN & Registered Nurse, Holiday staff for MindforYou
'Marjorie giving me a sneaky wink before she was going to say something cheeky'
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Dementia Support Worker, Holiday Support Staff for MindforYou
'Helping Margaret shopping for a new dress and the delight on her face when we found the perfect one'
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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