Welcome to Dementia Care Matters. We are a leading, global dementia care, culture change organisation, providing 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 


Melbourne and Sydney events 5th & 12th June 2015.........

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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 and Ireland and beyond.

Contact us to explore becoming a demonstration care home.

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Dementiaville - Channel 4 Series

David Sheard as Series Consultant is pleased to announce this forthcoming TV series.

In Programme One see a Butterfly Care Home where people are really living in the moment.

In Programme Two watch David alongside 3 families exploring what ' Being Together ' means.

In Programme Three Ivy House reflects on the impact dementia has on women and relationships.

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For help available and more information click here

Dementia Care Matters will be running a 2 day course following this programme for information click 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