Dementia Care Matters
Global pioneer and dementia care change management specialist, Dr. David Sheard has changed the future of dementia care through his radical and innovative dementia care ‘Butterfly Model’. Founder of international award winning Dementia Care Matters, David has grown the organisation over two decades to be a world leader in culture change in dementia care across multiple care settings in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia and the USA.
As a globally respected author, film-maker, TV Consultant, challenging and motivational speaker, David’s aim is to shape culture change in dementia care and to emphasise the primary competency is in a model of emotional intelligence where ‘Feelings Matter Most’. 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.
As a qualified social worker, University Lecturer and former General Manager, Old Age Psychiatry in a UK NHS Trust, David has an appointment as a Visiting Senior Fellow in the School of Health and Social Care, University of Surrey, UK and holds the Honorary Degree award of Doctor of the University (D Univ).
David’s purpose is to demonstrate that quality dementia care is all about emotional care and that this is no different to what we all need in life – believing that “All we have is now.”
In 2018, DCM launched “All Care Matters”, transforming the DCM Butterfly Model into all care homes, and not just dementia care - this is the next stage of DCM’s disruptive innovation.