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Simple Music Player For Dementia - Canada

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 Brown & Red

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Also Available Pre-loaded with 230 popular songs from the 50's 60's & 70's

Classic Oldies Songs - MP3 Playlists Volume 1 and 2 is a collection of hit songs from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970's pre-installed onto a flash drive that is ready to use. Each collection has 125 songs that come from different genres

The ’Simple Music Player’ has been designed to be is 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 player which comes in three versions: Red 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.


NAME THAT TUNE what a great activity game to play. Download up to 1,000 songs. Open the lid to the player and an play the first few lines and 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. 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


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Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 55 > Write a review here

5 of 5 Music Player February 26, 2023
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Weymouth, MA United States  
I bought the music player for my sister who had a developmental disability. She is 56 years old, lives in a group home and LOVES big band music and has a collection of CD's that beats the library of Congress, however, these are getting harder and harder to find, and they tend to get scratched and she seeks replacements.  CD players are also a thing of the past.  I tried a tablet for her but without success.  This Music Player will be a Christmas present, and i will load more music on it (it does not appear to have any vocals and she loves Tony Bennett as well!) so I hope she likes it as much as I do!

5 of 5 Music to mom's ears! September 24, 2018
Reviewer: Holly from Vancouver, BC Canada  
Thank you for making this wonderful product available!  It's so easy to turn on and off, yet the volume is set so it can't be turned too loud.  The music creates a nice calming atmosphere for my mom when she's alone in her room.

5 of 5 Brought tears to my eyes to see my mom with it January 29, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from ,  
I listened to my mom's music throughout my entire life. I watched my parents waltz whenever they had a chance. My mom has been a widow since she was 51 After moving into an adult facility when she was 75 (now 87), she stopped listening to her music as her memory on how to use her old turntable wasn't what it used to be. She is terrified of today's technology so the idea of an iPAD was off the table. Her mobility is gone so she spends most of her days in bed or in her recliner watching TV. I bought this stereo , deleted the preloaded files and loaded it with over 300 of her favorites. We went through her albums and built her hours of walks down memory lane. The design makes the stereo look old so it does not intimidate my mom. I was shocked at the incredible sound quality! The easy open/close lid and skip button is perfect. I watched her reclining in her chair listening to Jim Reeves with her eyes closed knowing she was lost in memories of waltzing with my dad. I can't thank you enough.

5 of 5 Thanks for the musical memories! May 25, 2017
Reviewer: Carol Hanna from Holualoa, HI United States  
My mother loves it and I'm so pleased with the sound quality.

5 of 5 Very easy to use May 25, 2017
Reviewer: Alicia Bradshaw from Chattanooga, TN United States  
My mom and I love that this music player is soooo simple to use! Great purchase!

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