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

November 2018

On one single day this month I had three separate messages from friends and relatives about people living with dementia who had been taken into hospital. I had […]

October 2018

Every now and then, it’s worth taking time to reflect on positive changes in our approach to dementia and dementia care. It’s easy to become frustrated because so much […]

September 2018

This month’s stand-out Butterfly Scheme event has been the launch at Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar, Republic of Ireland. As it’s only the third hospital in the Irish Republic […]