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

July 2016

Excellent news from the team at Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, where the Dementia Forum includes a team of fabulous volunteers. The volunteers engage with patients in order to […]

June 2016

The Butterfly Scheme’s logo and its specific Butterfly image are now well-known. It was focus groups of people living with dementia who chose, over a decade ago now, to […]

May 2016

May brought the Butterfly Scheme to Noble’s Hospital on the Isle of Man, where the scheme’s implementation has been sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Society. Sue, who had cared for […]