The entertainment center everyone can use – The gift of music and radio made smpl
One-touch user controls. Simply press large top button to play
Music promotes awareness & memory focus
Includes USB stick pre-loaded with 75 American Classics; add your favorite songs, or delete the included songs
Ease-of-use promotes independent living and eases caregiver stress
The smpl Radio & Music Player enables anyone, including seniors and those with significant cognitive decline or mobility issues, to enjoy music from their formative years, as well as the radio, again. The easy-to-operate Player helps engage daily usage without the shame of having to ask for help, by simply pressing the large centre button. 75 American Classics are preloaded on the included 8 GB USB stick, so your up and running right out of the box. Easily add or delete songs on the removable memory stick.
Numerous studies have shown that music, especially familiar music, improves cognizance (knowledge and awareness), lucidity (clarity of expression) and memory recall. The smpl Player promotes independent living, increase self-esteem and give recipients back their dignity. Ease caregivers stress by allowing more time for other tasks, knowing that their loved one’s can relax independently with their own music or listen to up to ten programmable radio stations
Absolutely perfect product for its intended purpose
As the computer nerd in my family, I was tasked with finding a music player for my 95-year-old grandmother. She was vision-impaired and pretty forgetful when it came to using devices.
It seems like this should be an easy problem to solve but it isn’t. I spent hours on Amazon reading product reviews and manuals, and more hours going to Best Buy and office supply stores to examine their offerings. Nothing was suitable. Everything requires many delicate button presses to turn on, select the appropriate input source, select the song (so it doesn’t always play the same song first), etc. etc.
After hours of searching, I had the idea to search for “Alzheimer’s music player” and landed on The Simple Music Player. It looked perfect. My family originally balked at the price for something that seems like it should be so simple and cheap. But it was really the only option we had and it ended up being absolutely perfect. My grandmother loved it. In the end, it was money very well spent. Five stars, no question. If you are considering this product, you should probably just buy it immediately!
Love, Love, Love This Player
I’ve been searching for something simple so my friend/ward with dementia can listen to her classical music and a little Sinatra in her nursing home room. It was super easy to load. It came preloaded with big band music which she also seems to enjoy. I emailed the company for questions and got a prompt reply. Solid, large and very well made. Good sound quality.
Update: being that she lives in a nursing home and lots of her items have gone missing, I wanted to insure this music player stayed put. I talked to the manufacturer and learned the player is actually made of wood. I was able to attach a small lock on the back and then secured it with a small cable to her end table. I drilled hole in the back of the end table, secure a cable clamp inside hidden behind the drawer. It will take pliers and some effort to take (or cable cutter 😔) it if wanted. It also prevents my ward from moving it or dropping it.
It works well
The max sound level could be higher…. but so much depends on the source so not always a SMPL problem. I found it hard to see the embossed information on the silver buttons. Perhaps add stickers to the package for vision impaired people 🙂 I made up a bunch of flash drives, for different moods for my brother who has dementia and used colour coding and printed info for the nurses. I used 8GB drives and have hours and hours of music on each.