Welcome to Dementia Care Matters.
We provide consultancy, learning development, training resources and practice based research.
We believe a new culture of care comes from focussing on a model of emotional intelligence.
Peter Bewert, CEO
Dr David Sheard, Founder
Care Personality of the Year – 16th UK National Care Awards
Visiting Senior Fellow, University of Surrey, UK
Latest News UK:
Future of Dementia Care Matters
For the last two years Dementia Care Matters been at a pivotal point in discussing, steering and deciding the best plan for its future growth and legacy development. This has been with the goal of building on the reputation, impact, practice development and visible results it has achieved around the world in promoting culture change and improving people’s quality of life in dementia
A decision was made that Dementia Care Matters’ future would be best placed in a charity of worldwide standing where there is a synergy of beliefs and values in the future of how older people need to be supported within care services. In 2016, Aged Care Plus piloted The Butterfly Household Model of Care at two of their residential aged care centres in Australia and in this time, we have developed a close working relationship, which saw the alignment of our values and a unified passion to improve and develop cultures of care for older people living with dementia.
Acquisition by The Salvation Army, Aged Care Plus, Australia
Dementia Care Matters would like to advise that it has been acquired by The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus, Australia an organisation that is committed to caring for more than 1,700 older Australians each year. to read the full press release click here
Outstanding Butterfly Homes
13 Butterfly Homes have been rated as 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, all the reports for the individual homes can be read here
Dunkirk Memorial - Dementia care at home in Somerset run by the Royal British Legion has been branded "exceptional". To read the article click here
A Virtual Reality film designed by The Wayback team, to help people with Alzheimer's, successfully funded through a Kickstarter donation campaign and with the backing of David Sheard. Click here for more information.
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Butterfly Care Homes
Over the last 23 years Dementia Care Matters has developed The Butterfly Household Model of Care
In June 2016 the Revised Version 2 Butterfly Household Model of Care Checklist was launched at the Dementia Care Matters Annual Conference.
Butterfly Care Homes are spreading across the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and USA.