MindMate's story - How caring for Roger's grandfather led us to build MindMate
"Why do three young individuals help people living with memory problems?". This is the usual question, when we tell people what we do. We, this is Roger, Susanne and Patrick - an international bunch of world-changers with backgrounds in Finance, Strategic Management and Computer Science.
Roger, Co-Founder of MindMate, and his grandfather Francisco
In fact, we could have gone a different route. All three of us had amazing job offers ranging from McKinsey via Microsoft to Mercedes-Benz. Even though we have different backgrounds and nationalities, we have one thing in common: all three of us actively cared for people living with dementia! Roger cared for in total 7 years for his grandfather with Alzheimer's back in Mexico, and Patrick and Susanne both volunteered in care centres . We have seen first hand how brutal this condition is, and decided to develop a tool to improve the quality of life for the individuals living with the condition, their families, as well as their carers.
MindMate Co-Founders Patrick Renner, Roger Arellano and Susanne Mitschke