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. ”


Read the Latest News Letter from Pebblebrooke click here


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