StartUp Health Festival Founder Stories: Mylea Charvat, PhD, Savonix, with Susan Schneider Williams
Susan Schneider Williams, Fine Artist and Passionate Advocate for Brain Health and Lewy Body Dementia Awareness, talks with Savonix CEO & Founder Mylea Charvat, PhD, on the main stage of the StartUp Health Festival in San Francisco. January 13, 2020.

Host by: Mylea Charvat, PhD, CEO & Founder, Savonix
Move For Minds and Savonix
Savonix was in Los Angeles for Move for Minds an event presented by Maria Shriver and the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, an annual initiative that aims to ignite men and women everywhere to make their cognitive health a priority!
Understanding Alzheimer’s begins with all of us
Boston University School of Public Health and Savonix are partnering to study how Alzheimer’s develops in adults.

In just 45 minutes, you can help us understand the causes of Alzheimer’s by taking a confidential cognitive test through the Savonix Mobile app. Our aim is to understand how lifestyle choices and social factors affect brain health in adults of all ages and backgrounds.
The History of Savonix
Mylea's grandparents had a ranch where she spent summers running through wheat fields, chasing rabbits, hiding among cornstalks, and swimming in lakes. When her grandfather lost his battle with bone cancer, her grandmother Edna moved in with the family. This is where Savonix first began.
About Savonix
Savonix brings you the world’s first clinical, evidence-based, and all-mobile digital assessment of cognitive and emotional function. For micro-testing at frequent intervals, the test takes as little as three minutes. For a fully integrated neuropsychological battery of 12 domains, testing requires up to 30 minutes. Savonix works with any iOS or Android device and is available via license with healthcare organizations and other third-party partners.
State of Dementia
It is estimated that nearly 500,000 new cases of Alzheimer's disease will be diagnosed this year in the United States. Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia.
Dementia is about more than Memory
Memory impairment is not always the first symptom of dementia disorders. Studies show that up to 20 percent of people who later develop dementia show no signs of memory impairment in the early stages and that impairments in one domain alone are often benign.
In contrast, studies have also shown that multidomain assessment can pick up a range of cognitive problems at an early stage and up to 60 percent of people who later develop dementia present with multidomain impairments at the mild cognitive impairment (MCI) stage.
Test early test often
We leverage our powerful database of cognitive, lifestyle, and other health data to assess and monitor your brain health over time.
Dementia is preventable
Managing lifestyle factors such as hearing loss, smoking, exercising, diet, could prevent one-third of the world's dementia cases.