The Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) partnered with The Eden Alternative® to initiate Raising the Bar: Creating a Better Society in Which to Live with Dementia (Raising the Bar, for short). This multi-year project is based on an inclusive process that brings together aging services professionals and people living with dementia to define a set of best practice processes that put the person first. Raising the Bar asserts that relationships with and support of people living with dementia must encourage and strengthen the overall well-being of the person, specifically the individual’s sense of identity, connectedness, security, autonomy, meaning, growth, and joy.
The Eden Alternative® is an international, non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to creating quality of life for Elders and their care partners, wherever they may live. Through education, consultation, and outreach, we offer person-directed principles and practices that support the unique needs of different living environments, ranging from the nursing home to the neighborhood street.