…and make it yours
the world’s first dementia-friendly digital world.
An engaging place of choice and safe play.
Explore without stress or judgement.
Use the tablet touchscreen to bring objects to life.
Meet Julie, your companion…
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 is the brainchild of Australian media personality-turned 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.
Professor June Andrews,
Dementia Services Development Centre,
Stirling University, UK
John Zeisel, PhD,
I'm Still Here Foundation
& Hearthstone Alzheimer Care,
Recreation therapist CTRS,
Certified Validation teacher,
part time student caring for his grandmother full-time