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

 
 
5 of 5 Simpl Music Player October 19, 2020
Reviewer: Nancy R from Meridian, ID United States  
I purchased this player when we had to move my father to a memory care facility. He was used to me putting on his favorite CD's on a CD player all day, but he wouldn't be able to do that on his own when he moved. I loaded 25 of his favorite CD's.  I used an external drive to load them to my computer, then easily transferred them to the player. He's not a fan of big band music, which came preloaded, so I just moved those files off the player to my computer. The player is so easy for him to use. I bought good quality headphones and he listens to music all day - even when he has the TV on. We got the green one, and it's an attractive decorative item for his room. It's a perfect product for music lovers!


 
 
4 of 5 Works fantastic, limited space October 16, 2020
Reviewer: JD from Lockney, TX United States  
A former member of our church is now confined to an assisted living facility, and had reached the point where using a player was becoming challenging (but he does not have dementia).  I bought the SMPL mp3 player, loaded it up with 237 sermons, and he's extremely happy using it.  I only wish it had an 8 GB flash drive rather than 4 GB.  I had 293 sermons available I could have loaded, had to leave a number of them off because of limited space.
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Wonderful! 4 GB can usually hold thousands of songs, audio books and recordings. If you need additional space for longer sermons, we recommend either compressing the files to maximize the space available, or consider our SMPL Music Player w/ Radio (https://www.alzstore.com/simple-music-player-radio-seniors-dementia-p/2125.htm) which allows an included 8GB USB Stick to be used which can be expanded to fit as many files as you need. Hope this helps! - The Alzheimer's Store


 
 
5 of 5 FANTASTIC MUSIC PLAYER! October 12, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Bronx, NY United States  
Purchased this for my mom as she had trouble navigating a CD player.  She is able to turn this on and off easily, and I have been adding new MP3 music files to it to expand the collection.  Very easy to set the volume.  I would definitely recommend this player to anyone who has an elderly relative, even if they aren't cognitively impaired...it's so easy to use.  Thank you for developing and offering this product!


 
 
5 of 5 Love it! October 12, 2020
Reviewer: Casey S. from Santa Rosa, CA United States  
Bought the Simple Music Player in green for my Grandmother. She loves it! She admires it often. She comments on how easy it is to use. We both enjoy the preloaded music that it came with. Was a little tricky figuring out how to adjust the sound at first but do like that the volume can't be easily changed. Highly recommend the Simple Music Player!


 
 
5 of 5 A Walk To Help Remember October 2, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
The look on my Mom's face when playing these oldies was priceless.  I am not sure if she remembered anything specific, but it put a look of contentment and   fondness fo a fleeting moment a piece of her past.


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