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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: 141 > Write a review and receive 10% off!

5 of 5 SIMPLY WONDERFUL August 5, 2020
Reviewer: Dafonseca, Elaine from Metuchen, NJ United States  
I purchased this music player for my 95 year old mother with Dementia and as soon as she lifted the lid and it started playing her music, I watched her feet start tapping, her body moving in her chair and she had the biggest smile on her face! So worth it!. Thank you!

4 of 5 Mom loves it! July 24, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Naples, FL United States  
This is such a nice idea for someone who loves music, as does my sweet Mom. The ease of operation for her, and the quality of sound, are both important. The drawback is that it was very complicated, and time consuming, to download music she enjoys, because we have an Apple computer. Everything needed to be re-formatted. It should be easy to plug in and download music, but it was not. Otherwise, I am happy because my Mom is happy!

5 of 5 AWESOME musical player! July 24, 2020
Reviewer: Brenda from MN United States  
I am thrilled that I purchased this for my aging mother!!  I wish I'd known about it 3 years ago.  She has dementia and gets bored, but loves music.  I don't live in her state, so tried to help her turn on her CD player over the phone which would never end up in it working.  She'd turn all the knobs in frustrating, then it wouldn't work.  I finally got this, and now all she does is flip the lever up and it plays, set it down and it stops playing!  She loves it too!!

It is an MP3, but since we don't live there, and dont have her music, adding music wasn't an option.  Because this comes WITH preloaded music, it was an obvious pick from other options.  I also appreciate that they made them SOLID COLORS, so now I just tell her the music player is  the big green box "by dad's photo" and she knows where it's at (yes, she forgets).

I highly recommend this!

5 of 5 Grateful for this product May 19, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Northfield, MN United States  
I am so glad that I purchased the Simple Music Player for my 93-year-old father last fall.  He has dementia that limits his ability to do much, but thanks to this product, he can listen to his favorite music.  In addition to some of the big band music that came preloaded, I added other music that he has enjoyed in his lifetime.  It's easy for him to turn it on and off.  I have the volume set at an appropriate level and don't have to worry about him accidentally changing it.  If you have a loved one that you can't visit due to COVID-19, you can still give them the gift of music with the Simple Music Player.  Get it set up with music of your choosing, then deliver or ship to the senior living facility and a staff person only needs to bring it to the apartment and plug it in.

5 of 5 Wonderful May 4, 2020
Reviewer: Stacey from United States  
I finally found something that will be easy to use and it can hold audiobooks! My mother used to love to read and is no longer able to so this will be a lifesaver!

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