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

June 2017

The Queen honours the Butterfly Scheme
When I decided to address the issue of dementia care in hospitals thirteen years ago, I rang my local hospital and said I wanted […]

May 2017

It’s always a pleasure to be invited back into a member hospital to celebrate achievement in dementia care, but this month I went to speak at Shrewsbury and Telford […]

April 2017

Earlier this month, I attended the Dementia 2020 conference, held at the Royal Society of Medicine; the slides you see here are a small selection from that event. The […]