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Welcome to Dementia Care Matters.

We are a leading global dementia care culture change organisation.

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.

Dr David Sheard CEO & Founder
Care Personality of the Year – 16th UK National Care Awards

Visiting Senior Fellow, University of Surrey, UK


International Development 

International interest in Dementia Care Matters model of dementia care has increased dramatically in particular with significant work across Canada and Australia.

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

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Butterfly Care Homes

Over the last 21 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 and Australia.

To read more about the benefits of becoming a Butterfly Care Home please click here.

To become a self directed 'My'Butterfly Care Home click here for more information


Latest News: please click here


Dementia Care Matters have a new home!!! Please click here for our new address details.

Sussex Style magazine has published an article in their August 2016 issue, regarding the Butterfly Project currently ongoing at Hastings Court. Please click here for further reading.



Dementia Care Matters 10th Annual Conference - University of Surrey, Guildford on 21 June 2016

Launch of the Revised Version 2 Butterfly Household Model of Care Checklist - June 2016

Dementia Care Matters' Revised Version 2 Checklist: Inspiring The Butterfly Household Model of Care was launched at the 10th Annual Conference at the University of Guildford on 21st June 2016. To download a copy please click here.

David met on Thursday 21 April 2016 with the Deputy Premier / Minister of Health in Alberta to present the Butterfly Household Model and discussed with her the policy implications for Alberta - the Deputy Minister for Seniors on the same day attended David's presentation to families on the Butterfly Project at Whitemud - Lifestyle Options.

Gaining ' Outstanding ' with CQC, Amazing Belgium Household Model of Dementia Care, Screening of new film ' Dementia Care by Design'. Be inspired by Helen Sanderson - Pioneers in Person Centred Planning. Receive free copy of Revised Version Butterfly Household Checklist, Hear about DCMs partnership with a new care home organisation ' All of Us '.









 

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Learning Resources

Dementia Care Matters offers a range of learning materials based upon the experiences of people living with a dementia, care staff and relatives. A series of books; DVDs and a two part DVD training programme for staff is available.

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Mattering At Home

Dementia Care Matters already has a well-established inspirational model transforming dementia care homes. Following significant development we are now able to share our new model of homecare services ‘Mattering At Home.’ 

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Mattering in Hospital

The national focus is increasing on the need to achieve culture change in the NHS. There is a renewed emphasis on the quality of people's experience in hospital. This focus has a complete synergy with Dementia Care Matters philosophy.

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In-house Training

Our concept of Mattering brings together the core elements of emotional care, skills, quality of life and environment with the culture of a shared community, as the way to evidence people really matter. 
Dr David Sheard   

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Wales / Cymru

We are working closely with 9 Butterfly Project Homes, each aiming to achieve our Butterfly Care Home award which is currently held by 3 Welsh Care Homes.

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Ireland

Dementia Care Matters has been welcomed in Ireland - bringing our Culture Change approach to Nursing Homes and providing learning and development on Leadership, Person Centred Care and Training Skills.

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International Development

International interest in Dementia Care Matters model of dementia care has increased dramatically across Canada and Australia.

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David Sheard

David provides specialist Consultancy in areas of dementia care that are newly developing or requiring a strategic focus. He can be commissioned to produce practice development tools and specialises in motivational speaking at conferences and with the media. Read more


Just a quick note to say how happy I am with the latest DVD. It is truly inspirational and an asset during training. – Dementia Care Trainer

Very impressed with the DVD's & Book from you. If you are looking for a deep undertsanding of what Dementia Care is all about then you have found the right website....–Dementia Care Matters Member

Just a quick note to say how happy I am with the latest DVD. It is truly inspirational and an asset during training. – Dementia Care Trainer

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