Spreading Butterflies in the USA - Dementia Care Matters


" Achieving Culture Change in Dementia Care turns everything upside down - the time has to feel  right. Over the last 16 years I have had a number of speaking engagements in the USA on leading a new model of care. Dementia Care Matters senses the time may now have come, as in the UK, Ireland, Canada and Australia. We hope the learning from Butterfly Care Homes can be valuable in the USA "

Dr David Sheard

David Sheard - UK Care Personality of the Year 2014

In 2014 David Sheard received this award - the Judging Panel noted :

“ David’s beliefs, values, boundless energy and passion have driven changes that to many were only a dream. His herculean effort has revolutionised the culture of care nationally and internationally. ”


The senior living community near Atlanta will offer emotion-based care.

USA August 2017 - USA huge Launch in August 2017 of First Butterfly Home Project in Atlanta - pivotal development with US becoming the 5th country to spread the butterfly movement proving dementia care matters.  Read more here     Read more about this project here

Recent articles - Park Springs

  • BUILDER featured Park Springs in “Countries Frist Butterfly Dementia Care Facility Opens” by Jennifer Goodman on July 28, 2017 Click here

  • Dekalb Neighbor featured Park Springs in “Stone Mountain facility to introduce new dementia care concept in the U.S.” by Kate Croxton on July 21, 2017. Click here

  • McKnight’s featured Park Springs in “GA Facility Opens” on July 19, 2017. Click here

  • Gwinnett Daily Post featured Park Springs in “Household-model retirement community opens in Stone Mountain” by Cailin O'Brien on July 13, 2017.  Click here


For David's biography please click here

For a list of published work please click here

Culture Change in Long Term Care

For information on The Butterfly Household Model of Care please click here

For published articles on Butterfly Care Homes please click here

Butterfly Demonstration Long Term Care Homes

For information on how to become a full Dementia Care Matters 1 year led Butterfly Project please click here

Dr David Sheard - USA Speaking Engagements

David would be delighted to speak at any dementia care event in the USA -for examples of  previous speaking engagements please click here

International Development

Over a period of 20 years beginning Dementia Care Matters work has focused on real culture change and evidence based practice development. This is outlined in 17 books and DVDs in the Feelings Matter Most series which has led to Dementia Care Matters becoming a national leader in the UK. Over the last 4 years it's work is spreading internationally and is featuring in the international journals 

For international articles please click here 

TV Series and YouTube 

In the UK Dementia Care Matters has featured in 2 prominent TV Series - for the BBC " Can Gerry Robinson Fix Dementia Care Homes " and in 2015 for Channel 4 " Dementiaville "

For further information on these TV series and how to access them please click here

To go to Dementia Care Matters YouTube Channel please click here 

Membership Organisation

Dementia Care Matters is a member organisation and would really welcome members from the USA to join our culture change movement in dementia care

For information on how to become a member please click here