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 nearly two hundred hospitals and healthcare teams across the UK and Ireland. Hospital and healthcare 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 – including working in partnership with carers.

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Latest News & Events

January 2024

At a club committee meeting last week, the issue of honorary positions was discussed. Some of the current holders of honorary positions now lived with dementia and the question […]

December 2023

This festive period, I simply want to thank all the Butterfly Scheme teams for their dedication and insightful care. Our plan for 2024 is to make it easier for […]

November 2023

Like so many people, I’m constantly bombarded with unwanted emails from people offering to “boost my business”. I delete every one of them – because The Butterfly Scheme absolutely […]