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

  • October 2016

October 2016

Twelve years ago, I really couldn’t have imagined the event that took place on Friday 21st October in Blackpool. Well over 300 people, all dressed in their party best, […]

September 2016

The Butterfly Scheme has gone international!
This month saw the first launch of the Butterfly Scheme in the Republic of Ireland. Galway University Hospital, which is part of the Saolta […]

August 2016

I’m always grateful to receive feedback from people using the scheme, or from their carers, but this month has brought a particularly interesting selection.
I was very glad of the […]