We help you go into their world

Combating isolation and building communication bridges 

To make life better for cognitively challenged people and their supporters, we have built Deva World, the first dementia-friendly world.

Scientifically based and co-designed with memory care residents, Deva World enables members of the care partnership to engage, learn and have fun. 

"It reminded me of someone who was blind, and suddenly could see"

Margaret Szabo, RN BSc MBA, Director Business Development, Northwood, Canada

"Norma loved it! Deva made her forget her distress over missing crackers and her daughter-in-law found the experience fascinating"

Shelley Katz, Activity Director
Bello Gardens, CA

"I shared Deva World with hundreds throughout my community. People were blown away and excited about Deva world"

Kathy Helgerson,
Founder, SimpleSteps
First Deva-in-the-Field
La Crosse, Wisconsin

"It would be great to be able to give this to somebody in the earlier stages to set it all up with everything they like and have the care partners involved"

Phyllis Fehr
International speaker and advocate. Living well with dementia.
Ontario, CA

"Deva World is important to support our new brand message: elevating the human spirit"

Saudia Gajadhar, US Director of Marketing, Comfort Keepers

"Normally she repeats the same 4 or 5 questions. This time, we had 30 mins of conversation laughing and happier and very peaceful when we left. Often she's a bit agitated when we leave but not on this Sunday"

Evy Cugelman, RN and Validation Therapist

"I wanted to tell you that Eli was absolutely inspired by yesterday’s session. She couldn’t stop talking about the amazing results for all the participants"

Pamela Bruder, Life Style and Enrichment Program Coordinator,
Emmy Monash Aged Care, Melbourne, Australia

"I used Deva for the first time today with a client. She is middle Alzheimer's. She enjoyed it and said it brought back memories. It did, and we talked about several things in her past. I loooovedd that I could personalize it with some of her wedding and other photos! So cool!"

Allison Scharr, RMA, CLL, CDS at Active Minds, Happy Hearts

"What a great morning! Muriel keeps saying “That was incredible!” She is still raving about the experience and wants to market your product"

Shelley Katz, Activity Director
Bello Gardens, CA

"A resident, who often wanders away from group activities, was able to stay focused for 20 minutes with facial expressions of joy."

Odile Lavault,
Recreation therapist CTRS,
Certified Validation teacher,
San Francisco

"Deva, given its foundational principles in evidence-supported concepts of self, presence, person-hood and efficacy, holds significant promise as an innovative technology with high value impact on quality of life and caregiver burden for people with dementia and their families"

Margaret Szabo, RN BSc MBA, Director Business Development, Northwood, Canada

"Deva has real opportunity as a portal for many engaging activities from music to drama, adventure to art."

John Zeisel, PhD,
President
I'm Still Here Foundation
& Hearthstone Alzheimer Care,
Boston

“This is a breath of fresh air and is exactly the way we need to be thinking given the dementia cohort of the future... meaningful virtual worlds for tablet devices open up realms of possibility in both research and consumer domains.”

Professor June Andrews,
Dementia Services Development Centre,
Stirling University, UK

"I’m used to playing games a lot faster, but for my grandmother this is exactly the speed that I want."

Sergio,
part time student RN caring for his grandmother full-time
Cambridge MA.

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    Come into Deva World…and make it yours

    For families

    Whether you are a family member or care partner, Deva World could be the shift that you are looking for in you and your loved one’s routine.

    Easy to set up – fun to use – IOS or Android tablets.

    Invite your care circle in; Deva World is free-to-share once your subscription is in place.

    For care organizations

    Empower, engage and enable your point-of-care staff with a care companion tool that reimagines dementia care by opens up new pathways for connection and understanding. 

    A robust administration dashboard provides real-time indicators of wellbeing and actionable insights.

    Contact us to learn about our provider packages, including training, on-boarding, and tiered pricing. 

    Our community

    Grounded in science

    Deva World was built from the ground up with a residential community receiving full-time memory care, informed by dementia therapy best practices.

    The caregiver/player relationship is integrated at the design level. This joint experience is key to players’ improved mood and sense of wellbeing.

    The project was developed by Australian creative media-maker and social-scientist, Mandy Salomon PhD, who, while researching online virtual communities at Melbourne’s Swinburne University, observed that people can be more themselves in a virtual world than they can in the actual world.

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