Engagement activities for people living with dementia.

Come into our world...


…and make it yours

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Deva is the world’s first dementia-friendly digital world.

Best-practice engagement activities that build meaningful connections – through play.  
You and your loved one sit side-by-side and tap on a touchscreen tablet to bring objects to life.
Share, create, collaborate, laugh!

Meet Julie, your companion…

Download Deva World Now…

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.

“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

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

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

"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

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

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

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