Dementia Care Matters Home Page | Dementia Care Matters is a leading dementia care, culture change training organisation led by David Sheard and has developed the Butterfly HouseholdĀ® model of care


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 2014 – 16th UK National Care Awards 


International Development 

International interest in Dementia Care Matters model of dementia care has increased dramatically during 2014 in particular with significant work across Canada.

Dr David Sheard has just returned from his 3 week speaking tour of Australia in June 2015 with lots of interest in Dementia Care Matters model of dementia care.

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Butterfly Care Homes

Dementia Care Matters has developed a groundbreaking Butterfly Household® model of care.

Butterfly Care Homes are spreading across the UK, Ireland, Canada and Australia.

Contact us to explore becoming a full Dementia Care Matters demonstration care home.

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To become a 'DIY self-directed' Butterfly Care Home Project 'My' Butterfly Care Home for information click here


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Read Dr David Sheards Interview with Channel 4 on the announcement of Dementiaville Series screened in June 2015 here

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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 during 2014 in particular with significant work across Canada.

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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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