Simple Music Player

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Even in the later stages, people living with dementia can have sincere emotional reactions to music. It's a soothing and enjoyable pastime, and the Simple Music Player offers stripped back controls for a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Key Features:

  • Very simple operation with only 3 controls.
  • Holds up to 2000 songs, plenty of space for all their favourites.
  • Styled to be instantly recognisable as a music player.

Access to music immensely improves quality of life for people living with dementia, and many find their loved one has their best moments of improved lucidity and cognisance when listening to their favourite songs. However, the controls of many music players can be confusing for people with dementia to operate, and they can find themselves unable to enjoy music as a result. The Simple Music Player has been designed to have an intuitive operation system allowing loved ones to continue to enjoy music whenever they like.

There are 3 simple controls. When the ‘lid’ at the top of the music player is lifted, music will begin to play. The button underneath the lid can be pressed to skip to the next song. Once the lid is closed again the music will stop, and that’s it. Volume can be adjusted by family or carers using small holes at the bottom of the device that cannot be accidentally pressed by your loved one. A playlist can be easily uploaded and updated using a computer and the USB cable provided.

The functional lid and single button mean the Simple Music Player is less challenging for those with a lack of dexterity. For loved ones still living at home, operation is intuitive and there is a lot less to be explained over the phone, whilst still allowing them agency in terms of what they’d like to listen to via the button. For those in the later stages of dementia, it is a robust, stylish and practical way to ensure your loved one is still able to enjoy all their favourite songs.

  • Dimensions: 300mm x 190mm x 110mm
  • Weight: 1.7kg
  • Colour: Available in Red, Green, and Burr-Walnut effect
  • Memory capacity: 4GB minimum (about 1500 - 2000 songs)
  • Music upload: via USB connection (cable provided) compatible with Microsoft Windows, Apple ios and Linux
  • Music format: MP3 (Note: not M4P or other DRM files)
  • User controls: ON/OFF and NEXT TRACK
  • Presetable controls: Volume control on the base of device
  • Ancillary controls: User controls can be mimicked using remote switches via the back panel
  • Headphone socket: Yes
  • Power requirements: Local mains supply - factory configured to your country’s standard
  • Power consumption: less than 700mA at 9V
  • Amplifier: 6W Class D mono audio amplifier
  • Speaker: 4ohm 90mm diameter high-quality circular cone
  • Cleaning: Wipe down with a damp cloth (not waterproof)
  • Country of Origin: Made in Wales, United Kingdom

  1. When the ‘lid’ at the top of the music player is lifted, music will begin to play.
  2. The button underneath the lid can be pressed to skip to the next song.
  3. Once the lid is closed again the music will stop. That’s it!
  4. Volume can be adjusted by family or carers using small holes at the bottom of the device, that cannot be accidentally pressed by your loved one.
  5. A playlist can be easily uploaded and updated using a computer and the USB cable provided.

Excellent product, father in law with dementia, who loves his music but is unable to navigate music devices anymore.

This device is simple to use once we had downloaded his favourite music on to it.

Fantastic buy! So easy to use. My mom just loves it, up to 400 songs on it. Provides great warmth and company. Very simple to operate and easy to download music, just perfect for my mother's needs at the moment.

Excellent worth every penny to see the smile on my Dads face84. Easy to use hours of pleasure and dementia proof. Thank you

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