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

January 2016

When a hospital Dementia Care Lead asks for an increase in staff provision for dementia care leadership and education, of course those in charge of budgets have to reflect […]

December 2015

2015 has been a wonderful year for the Butterfly Scheme, starting with a national healthcare leadership award and drawing to a close with the wonderful acknowledgement of Butterfly Scheme […]

November 2015

Celebrating excellence: Butterfly Scheme hospitals acknowledged for their success
November has been a month which brought national recognition of the achievements of several Butterfly Scheme hospitals and individual recognition for […]