Reaching out to people with dementia and to anyone needing memory support

The Butterfly Scheme provides a system of hospital care for people living with dementia or who simply find that their memory isn’t as reliable as it used to be; memory impairment can make hospitalisation distressing, but it needn’t be. In hospital, dozens of staff can pass through a patient’s life each day and in order to deliver appropriate care, they need to know that a patient has dementia or memory impairment and
how to support them; this is where the Butterfly Scheme comes in. The Butterfly Scheme has now been adopted by over a hundred hospitals across the length and breadth of the UK; hospital staff really do want to care well and they typically enjoy using the skills and systems provided by the Butterfly Scheme, enabling them to care appropriately for this patient group.

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Latest News & Events

  • Congratulations to the Brighton team

Congratulations to the Brighton team

  • February 7th, 2014

A grateful relative of a patient at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust made this amazing cross-stitched card to thank the staff team for their care! The Butterfly […]

Department of Health Film

  • December 16th, 2013

The Department of Health made this film of the Butterfly Scheme’s founder and has promoted it to link in with the G8 Dementia Summit.

  • Two days teaching in Swansea

Two days teaching in Swansea

  • December 6th, 2013

The Butterfly Scheme’s founder spent two days teaching Swansea University’s first-year Nursing students. She said: “I was hugely impressed by the students, who showed great determination to gain as much […]