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

October 2020

The long-awaited gathering of Butterfly Scheme Leads from
across the UK and Ireland – originally due to take place in Leeds in March but delayed by lockdown – finally came […]

September 2020

As we strive to improve healthcare teams’ insight into appropriate dementia care, one essential is to enable them to see through the eyes of a person with dementia, so […]

August 2020

As we all know, the Covid-19 pandemic has greatly changed the situation in our hospitals over recent months. Gradually, things are now normalising, but we don’t know how stable […]