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


It’s exactly ten years ago this month since planning the Butterfly Scheme began! How appropriate that the team at Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust produced so many fabulous […]

  • May


Barbara Hodkinson, the Butterfly Scheme’s founder (centre of the back row in the photo), is acting as an ambassador for the fundraising appeal at Airedale Hospital, Keighley, where they […]


As often happens on Twitter, some very pleasing reports were tweeted and retweeted, showing the difference the scheme makes to family carers of people with dementia. It’s worth picking […]