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Discussing dementia care

MBCHF is a forum for discussion and learning focused on dementia care in communal settings such as nursing homes, care homes and extra care housing.

The Forum was set up shortly after the death of Margaret Butterworth (1922-2002) who set up CRAC Dementia (Council of Relatives to Assist in the Care of Dementia), a group of carers who talked to medical, psychology and nursing students to improve future professionals' understanding of people with dementia.

The Forum provides an opportunity for staff, carers and others with an interest in this area to gather and discuss means of improving the quality of care and life for people with dementia living in care homes.

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Getting in touch

The Margaret Butterworth Care Home Forum is co-ordinated by Dr Kritika Samsi and Olivia Luijnenburg of the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce at King's College London.

We are always looking for people who would like to report the results of their project, service development or research. If you have a suggestion for a topic at a future meeting please contact Olivia.

If you would like to be on the Forum emailing list to be kept up to date with details of forthcoming meetings please contact