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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.

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!

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Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 162 > Write a review and receive 10% off!

5 of 5 Well thought January 19, 2021
Reviewer: WDM Jr from Spokane  
I was skeptical when I first saw the player, yet I found it important enough to order eventually. It is very well thought out. When I introduced it to my dad he ended up in tears of joy. He could hear his music anytime. On that occasion the beauty of the design became more clear. "How do I..." make it work in detail was asked at least 10 times in 30 minutes. But the simplicity shone through as my dad expressed his joy during the whole time. Buy this for your music lover while they can still enjoy it. It is worth every penny.

5 of 5 Worth the money! December 31, 2020
Reviewer: Lori from Tallahassee, FL United States  
Easy to use and perfect for my loved one that is living with dementia and loves music!

4 of 5 - December 29, 2020
Reviewer: E. Z. from Boulder , CO United States  
With COVID we haven't been able to set this up for my mother-in-law in her room, but she really enjoyed it when we gave it to her Christmas Eve. Hoping we can put it someplace she will be reminded to open it—because she just lit up when she tried it. Only warning is to not use Apple anything to transfer music to it. Very easy if you purchase MP3 music files and just transfer them over.
We are so happy to hear that the music player was a hit! When transferring files from an Apple product such as iTunes, the format needs to be converted into MP3. This can easily be done within iTunes or with a free converter app. Hope this helps! - The AlzStore

5 of 5 One happy customer! December 28, 2020
Reviewer: SANDRA from Excelsior, MN United States  
My father in in the advance stages of Alzheimer's and this was the perfect gift. He just lifts the small lid and his favorite songs play. Hit a button and it will change a song. I love that option. He just lite up with a huge smile when we played his old country songs. It' like it brought him back in time and his memories were very sweet.  Thank You for providing a valuable product for those with declining memories!

5 of 5 Made My Dad's Day! December 23, 2020
Reviewer: Veronica Franco from Bethesda, MD United States  
The simple music player was the best gift we could have given my father. We gave it to him for his bday. Because of Covid, we cannot go to see him at his facility, but we were able to celebrate through the window. We uploaded it with his favorite songs. He was so happy! The music player is very easy to operate and my dad got the hang of it right away. He keeps saying that we could not have given him a better gift. I highly recommend this product

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