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Price: $149.99

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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!

Headphones for Seniors


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Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 189 > Write a review and receive 10% off!

5 of 5 Simple Music Player May 4, 2022
Reviewer: Nate James from Sun City, AZ United States  
It is fairly easy to add songs, my mom absolutely loves it and easy for her to turn on and off.

5 of 5 Love it April 4, 2022
Reviewer: Vickie Smith from Manchester, NH United States  
This is a great product! It was very easy to load additional music to it. I visit my dad a couple days a week, in the evening (after I get out of work). I always leave him back in his room, with his headphones on, listening to music. He closes his eyes and relaxes or sometimes his feet start tapping!! I think he really enjoys it and I'm very happy with the purchase!!

4 of 5 works as described March 17, 2022
Reviewer: GREGG MONEYHUN from BLACKSBURG, VA United States  
The player was easy to order, arrived promptly and basically works as described. It seems sturdy and easy to clean, directions are easy to read. I took it to my father but he was not interested in listening to music while I visited. I preset the volume and showed his caregiver the simple operation. Have not heard if they tried it yet. The skip button is a little finicky, I could only get it to function by pressing from upper left quadrant of the circle. I hope that won't stop him from using it. Thanks for providing a special item for memory impaired seniors!

5 of 5 Perfect Solution February 9, 2022
Reviewer: Sharon Burch from Georgetown, TX United States  
After visiting my mom in her assisted living apartment and hearing her radio on static, I realized she couldn't operate it anymore.  She enjoys music more than a television, so I needed a better option.  I bought an Alexa, but after more thought, I do not believe she would remember how to operate it.  She just celebrated her 92nd birthday and loves her new music box.  I was able to remove and add music she loves.  I am so pleased to have this   .

5 of 5 A+ February 9, 2022
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Blue Ash, OH United States  
My 100-year-old grandmother has been 100% independent in turning on and off her "radio" and has very much enjoyed the big band music that was pre-programmed.

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