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Simple Music Player For Dementia

Pre-loaded with big band tunes!

Playing music to people with dementia from their formative years vastly improves their cognizance and lucidity - the effects are dramatic, and are widely recognized by dementia and Alzheimer professionals.

Research has confirmed both the benefits of providing people who have dementia with music they remember, and the need for easy operation that such people require. The restorative effect of music therapy vastly improves the quality of life at home, mental well-being, and promotes independent living rather than relying on institutional resources.

The beneficial effects of music for people with dementia are quite outstanding; both for improving the quality of life, especially when living alone, and for its healthy restorative effects on cognizance and lucidity. A recurring problem however, has been the difficulties people with dementia face when trying to operate modern music playing equipment. Remembering how controls operate or manipulation of knobs, non-tactile buttons, and an array of confusing symbols all limit access to this well proved benefit.

Available in Green, Red and Walnut
music-box-players-for-dementia The ’Simple Music Player’ has been designed to be as easy as possible to operate for the end user; that is, the person with dementia.

Setting up the player is undertaken by friends, family or carers, as a one time process. Click here for frequently asked questions.

Extensive trials have verified that the operation is highly intuitive and does not require any prior knowledge or memory to start and stop the player.

The styling is also reminiscent of old radios and is instantly recognizable as something which plays music.

music-player-for-seniors To operate, there are only three controls:

  • Start playing music - just lift the lid
  • Skip this song - (optional) press the big button
  • Stop the music - close the lid
  • The music will always continue from where it was last stopped.

music-box-player-for-dementia The volume control is designed to avoid being accidentally changed by the user.

This could lead to the music being far too loud and disturbing, or too quiet so it may appear to be ’broken’ if hard of hearing or confused.

To adjust the volume, using a pencil or similar, press and hold one of the buttons underneath the player.

Only after holding the control for 5 seconds the volume will begin to increase or decrease, so it can be set to the appropriate level.

Simple Music Player’ is a preloaded MP3 player which comes in three versions: Red, Green, and Walnut. They are functionally identical so they all operate in the same way. The intention is for the player to be installed and left powered on, allowing the user to operate it at will without any other requirement than to lift or lower the lid to start or stop the music.

The only other control available to the regular user is a large button which skips onto the next tune when pressed.

Their construction is highly durable consisting of a strong wooden enclosure with a high strength plastic covering. The loudspeaker grille is cloth finished but reinforced with a steel mesh to avoid any damage to the speaker. Rubber feet ensure that the player does not slip. It can be wiped down with a damp cloth if required.

A Music Player for Alzheimer's and Dementia can be used anywhere in the world and is automatically configured to suit your national power supply. Click here for instructions on how to use the music players and click here for more information on uploading music.

music-player-dancers This radio for seniors is pre-loaded with a bunch of songs featuring all your big band hits!

** great for a dance or two!!

NAME THAT TUNE; what a great activity to play. Download up to 1,000 songs. Open the lid to the music player and play the first few lines, then close it and let them guess. If they can't get the answer then open the lid and play more. When they get it right you can play the whole song or just press the button and go on to the next.

"The music player arrived today and my Mother is in 7th Heaven. Thank you so much for pre-loading it with her favorite tunes. I wrote about the radio on Craigslist with a link to your site and the radio in the hopes that others find you and the great selection of products you have brought together to make life just a little easier for families, caregivers and those suffering from Dementia. Your service is such a great gift. Thank you so much!" - Customer Janice Turner

Don't forget to include a pair of headphones in a favorite color... or even to match the music player!

Headphones for Seniors


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Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 81 > Write a review and receive 10% off!

Thank-you August 1, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Western Springs, IL United States  
I have been searching for something that my father with Alzheimer's who loves to sing could use.

Easy to use "Radio" July 25, 2018
Reviewer: Farpoint from Plumas Lake, CA United States  
This purchase was made for my 97 year old mother who loved to listen to music for as long as I can remember.  She has dementia now but I'm hoping this puts a smile on her face.  Will be given as a gift for her birthday.  The music player is as described on the website.  When I ordered it I felt it was a bit overpriced and still do but if it makes my mother happy, I guess it will be a good purchase.  I've downloaded 30's, 40's and 50's music for her to listen to.  Hopefully, the simple-to-use mechanism will be easy for her as well.  Thank you for providing a product like this - exactly what I was looking for.

Elvis Lives! July 11, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from NE, United States  
My mom loves her new music box!  I put a selection of her CDs into its digital storage and Mom is all smiles.  When I brought it to her room, I plugged it in and told her to figure it out.  She had been really having trouble with a simple AM/FM/CD player, but she lifted the lid on the new one and Elvis started singing!!!!  While this item is rather expensive, the sound quality is very good, and the ease of use for Mom makes it a good value.

Great Product July 5, 2018
Reviewer: Bruce Batson from Glastonbury, CT United States  
Music has always been a big part of my mothers life.  Over the last few years she has had difficulties working her radio and CD player without assistance.  We gave the Music Player to her a few weeks ago for her birthday and she loves it.  She enjoys it so much she has been taking it with her when she visits the other residents in the Assisted Living center and plugging it in so they can listen to the music with her.  It is very easy for her to use and remember how to turn on & off.  This is a great gift if you have a family member with memory issues that misses listening to their favorite songs.

Excellent for 93-year old dementia patient July 5, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from CARRIERE, MS United States  
Such a great idea! Easy to operate, happy looking, good sound quality, filled with nothing but her favorite music. We're hoping to see an improvement in her "fretting," now that she can listen to music instead of sitting in silence (she forgets to turn on the TV, which tends to confuse her because she recognizes very little - even channels with old shows). Thanks for the great products.

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