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Bringing Older Adults & Their Families Closer Together


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Bringing Older Adults & Their Families Closer Together with Paula Muller, Ph.D. and Founder of Sociavi Co.



There can be a communication and engagement gap between the majority of the population and older adults, people with disabilities, and people living with dementia. Mainstream technology is not always serving these demographics but with intentional design applied to the development of products and services, we can bridge this gap.


This is the mission of Sociavi, a platform specifically designed for those who are aging, physically challenged, and cognitively impaired. The platform promotes engagement and meaningful one-on-one connection avoiding social isolation and loneliness. Their mission is to provide the simplest way for older adults to maintain communication and companionship even when they’ve lost the ability to actively reach out by themselves.


My guest today is Paula Muller, founder of Sociavi. She brings her lifelong passion for technology and the desire to bring older adults and their families together. Thus SOCIAVI was born, meaning in Latin to “share” & “unite”, with the goal of keeping those aging in place and their families connected and closer together. Thank you, Paula, for sharing your heart with us and for your gentle spirit. I'm so thankful our paths crossed.




Paula shares about:

  • Her professional and personal background and Sociavi's mission to support older adults and families

  • How we can support persons living with dementia

  • How mainstream technology is not serving our older adults and how Sociavi can help

  • The ways in which Sociavi supports engagement and connection between older adults and families

  • How could this change the life of a person living with dementia

  • Sociavi Brain Fitness Programs are cognitive exercises and activities

  • Paula's volunteering work with the Alzheimer's Association as Bilingual Community Educator and Bilingual Support Group Facilitator

  • Where we can learn more about Sociavi



About Paula Muller & Sociavi


Paula Muller, Ph.D. is the Founder of Sociavi Co. She has a lifelong passion for technology applied to healthcare. She got her M.S. in Biomedical Engineering in Chile working with the blind, then in Switzerland, she analyzed EEGs to prevent epileptic seizures, followed by her Ph.D. and Post-doc work at Rutgers with Parkinson's patients, and later at Authentidate with Telehealth products and services.

Paula is certified in Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST), a Dementia Sales Advisor (DSA-NC), a Dementia Care Certified (CDC), a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Training (CADDCT), and a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP), and volunteers as a bilingual Community Educator and support group facilitator for the Alzheimer's Association.


The concept of Sociavi evolved from her professional background as well as her strong commitment to family relations and lifetime connections. Thus SOCIAVI was born, meaning in Latin to “share” & “unite”, with the goal of keeping those aging in place and their families connected and closer together.



At Sociavi Company, we design products specifically for those who are aging, physically challenged, and cognitively impaired including dementia & Alzheimer’s. Our products promote engagement in 1:1 meaningful connections, avoiding social isolation, and loneliness by providing stimulating and soothing activities. Our mission is to provide the simplest way for aging adults to maintain communication and companionship even when they may have lost the ability to actively reach out by themselves due to dementia or normal aging, giving peace of mind to the ones who care for them.


Sociavi Website: https://www.sociavi.com





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