The Gerontechnologist recognizes Mentia’s contribution

The Gerontechnologist recognizes Mentia’s contribution

The Gerontechnologist has  published its 2020 Age Tech Market Map.

This is the most accurate, complete and up-to-date analysis of the sector.

We are pleased to be positioned in the Cognitive Care arena. We’re all about active participation rather than passive receiving. And the more we see people use DevaWorld, the more we are learn how they themselves hold the keys to better care.

Cognitive Care is exactly where we sit,  helping people to communicate, share stories and express the sense of self with those who support them.

The Gerontechnologist also recognizes
Dr. Mandy as one of the leading women in innovation and agetech. We are proud of this, and thank you Keren for your thoughtful and inspiring work !!

Mentia Joins Eden Alternative® as a Value Added Partner

Mentia Joins Eden Alternative® as a Value Added Partner


We’re thrilled to be aligned the Eden Alternative®, one of the world’s leading voices in the culture change movement for older adult care. The Eden Alternative’s (EA) philosophy of care touches families, care staff and educators across 19 countries. Some 115,000 people have benefited from its programs to date. More details about the value added partners program here.

We formally kick things off in April 2020 at the Moving Mountains Conference,  EA’s international gathering in Denver, Colorado.

Mentia CEO Mandy Salomon and EA Educator Evy Cugelman will take to the stage to present Digitizing Person Centered Care: Challenges and Opportunities. This talk will be a look at the evolving role of technology in dementia care.  We’ll be running demonstrations of our cognitive care tool, DevaWorld™, in the exhibition hall, too.

EA’s 10th International Conference will be the place for a rich exchange of ideas and actions from those who are writing the new aging narrative. Please contact us to arrange a meeting at the conference.


Thrilled to be profiled by “This Dementia Life”, a vodcast made by members of the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA)

Thrilled to be profiled by “This Dementia Life”, a vodcast made by members of the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA)

“This Dementia Life” Vodcast, Ep #14


In this episode of ‘This Dementia Life’, Chuck McClatchey delves into the world of 3D Technology with his guest Mandy Salomon Co-founder and CEO of Mentia, Inc. Mandy talks about their ground-breaking care companion tool, Deva World, a 3D digital world filled with activities that support commonly expressed needs like a sense of belonging, a sense of independence, and the ability to express a life well-lived – all of which get depleted by Alzheimer’s and other related dementias.

We’d like to acknowledge the work of Chuck and producer, Mike Belleville. Both Chuck and Mike are living well with dementia. 

And don’t miss DAA’s upcoming national conference, June 20-22 2019 in Atlanta.
We’ll be there too!


Upcoming Webinar: ‘Tooling up’ for cognitive care

Upcoming Webinar: ‘Tooling up’ for cognitive care

Hear from one of Silicon Valley’s most dynamic innovators in dementia care !

Mandy Salomon PhD, is a domain specialist in digital engagement and brain health. She is the CEO of Mentia, and creator of Deva World, a tablet-based cognitive care program used by home and residential care communities in the US and Canada.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about:

  • Cognitive care as the missing piece in non-medical support
  • How digital tools are doing the heavy lifting by opening up communication pathways and building meaningful connections
  • How to overcome challenges in going digital
  • How supporters and staff can learn new person-centered care skills by being ‘tooled up’.

Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for Q&A.
The session will be recorded for participants to share with their teams

Time : Tuesday, June 25, 2019 1:00pm – 2:00pm PDT

To participate, please fill in this form. The webinar link will be sent to you.

“It was a game changer for me to understand how powerful this tool is.”

“It was a game changer for me to understand how powerful this tool is.”

I had the opportunity to visit our customer, Northwood, located in Nova Scotia, the largest not-for-profit continuing care organization in Atlantic Canada. Northwood, which is ‘technology-forward’ is rolling Deva World out across its residential, day, and home care services.
I was welcomed by CEO Janet Simm (pictured) and Margaret Szabo, Director of Business Development. Margaret is a long time advocate of Deva World, but it was the first time she had seen it being used with her own Northwood residents.

I ran demonstration sessions with two residents, each with significant dementia. Both were captivated by Deva World, and invited me afterward to visit their room – their private space – whereupon each described to me the precious objects in their room in detail. Northwood caregivers learned about the origin of some objects in their room.

Our motto is: “we’ll help you, the caregiver, to go into your person’s world; and in their world, you will learn – and together you will have fun”.

It was fascinating to witness the Deva World effect seemingly extend into their actual lives

Margaret’s report is here:
I had the chance to observe as Mandy did a demo of DEVA World at Ivany place with two residents. I was actually floored to see what happened and I think it was a game changer for me to understand how powerful this tool is. It was absolutely amazing to watch the reactions of first one resident and then a second. The best way that I can describe what I saw was it was like Mandy manipulated the environment through DEVA world so that she could enable them to engage and make things happen again and they did (like those videos that you see for music and memory where they wake up!). The absolute joy on their faces and the tangible excitement when they realized what they could do was astounding (even if they went round and round the rooms, they did not seem to get bored even 45 minutes in). Also, they both repeatedly kept crying out and saying how beautiful it was, which really struck me in that the screen display wasn’t, so I wonder if it was more like they were able to see something they hadn’t seen before as parts of their brain awakened? I watched as both of these residents then independently asked Mandy to visit their rooms and remained very physically close to her following the play as the effect seemed to transcend the virtual world back into their real world. This was fascinating as the subsequent behaviors and capabilities that I witnessed were very atypical of these residents given what staff told us (typically very high anxiety, very low initiative, poor memory retention, decreased affect – staff were sure that one of the residents would not be able to play, for example, but then she did with only a bit of support of her hand from me). Staff were thrilled with the outcome and immediately began planning how they could use the tool to help get these residents out of bed in the morning and engaged, which has been quite a challenge apparently. They also thought families would love it and seemed to be very comfortable with using the tool.

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