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Our best-selling music player for those with memory loss and physical impairment. Give the gift of music!

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Simple Music Player for Dementia

Pre-loaded with big band tunes -or- add your own MP3 music files!

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.

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 caregivers, as a one time process.

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 two versions: Red and Green. 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.

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!

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Our SMPL music players are available as NEW and as an OPEN BOX product. Open box products are inspected and refurbished, but may have a slightly damaged box or a plain cardboard box and are guaranteed to work!

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Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 204 > Write a review and receive 10% off!

5 of 5 Great way to play music! August 15, 2023
Reviewer: Heather from Princeton, NJ United States  
My mother has Alzheimer's and can no longer read and doesn't show much interest in TV. Music stills makes her smile and she remembers the words to her favorite songs. This mp3 player is perfect for her.

5 of 5 Wonderful product June 7, 2023
Reviewer: Kathy Schmitt from GREENWOOD, IN United States  
We ordered and bought my dad the music box radio. Since his stroke he has not been able to even use a simple TV remote. The music box radio is amazing and so easy to use and my father is enjoying it very much. What a great product. And so easy to use and load music.  Thank you so much. This has been a godsend for my dad.

5 of 5 Great Solution for Mom March 21, 2023
Reviewer: Sally M. from San Diego, CA United States  
I'm so thrilled and so is mom - big band music that she can access on her own. She loves it!

5 of 5 Great Product Delivered Quickly February 17, 2023
Reviewer: Veronica Franco from Bethesda, MD United States  
This is the second music box I got from this store. Both have been great and have greatly enhanced my dad's quality of life. This is a great store.

5 of 5 January 31, 2023
Reviewer: Jacques Gendron from Compton, QC Canada  

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