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Press release regarding erroneous reference to Dementia Care Matters by Hastings County - Click here to read

Mayor Tory wants 'The Fix' in Toronto nursing home | The Star click here for the video clip

Pilot delivers dementia care that feels like home | CMAJ News click here for the article

New Pilot that brings humanity to those suffering with Dementia - ON Point with Alex Pierson -  click here for the video clip

'Butterfly' homes for dementia patients swap the drab for the decorative |CTV click here for the article

Two exciting new Courses are available in Australia - Being a Butterfly  and Enabling  - A New Culture in Ageing - Feelings Matter Most 

USA: Country's First 'Butterfly' Dementia Care Facility Opens - The senior living community near Atlanta will offer emotion-based care. Read the Article by Jennifer Goodman here

Barunga Village, the Port Broughton-based village has been named as Australia’s first accredited provider of the ground-breaking dementia care program – the Butterfly Household Model of Care. To read the full article please click here 

July 2017- Butterfly Homes continue to spread in Alberta: David and Peter visit in July the six Butterfly Project Homes in Edmonton, Spruce Grove, Red Deer, Calgary and Lethbridge - if you would like to know more about becoming a Butterfly Home please contact our Office 01273 242335 or email us

Residential Care Refresher, Okanagan, BC - Friday 17th & Saturday 18th November 2017

The Shuswap North Okanagan Division of Family Practice, Interior Health and UBC CPD have announced a brand new conference for healthcare providers involved in long-term residential care. They are currently working on the educational programme and will have a preliminary agenda available this spring. David Sheard is the Keynote Speaker. The conference will take place at the Sparkling Hills Resort, Vernon, BC on Friday 17th & Saturday 18th November 2017. For further information please click here.

Making Moments Matter: 'Butterfly model sees positive results'. To read a recent article published in the Australian Journal of Dementia Care, by Kerry Schelks, Managing Editor regarding the positive outcomes of The Butterfly Model of Care at two of The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus Homes: Mountain View Aged Care Plus Centre, Narrabundah and The Cairns Aged Care Plus Centre, Chapel Hill, Queensland, please click here.

We are delighted to announce the launch on Thursday 30th March 2017 of the Butterfly Household Model of Care Project at Malton Village Long Term Care Centre, Region of Peel, Ontario, Canada. 

International interest in Dementia Care Matters model of dementia care continues to increase with significant work across Canada and Australia.

Please click here to view The Vital Beat Newsletter, January 2017 containing an article about Villa Marie, Covenant Care, Red Deer, Alberta.

Please click here to view the Summer Edition of the Barunga Village Lifestyle Newsletter. Barunga Village is one of three of our Butterfly Projects in Australia

January 2017 Daren Felgate a senior Consultant with DCM travels to Australia - Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide - to undertake the 6 month reviews of the first 3 DCM Butterfly Household Model of Care Residential Aged Care Projects 

We are delighted that the first 3 Butterfly Care Home Projects in Australia - in Brisbane, Canberra and Port Broughton, South Australia commenced in July 2016 - click here for Australian Press Release

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 For Davids Article featured in AAA May/June 2015