Low energy and maintenance free; easily cleaned and robust
Music for Dementia
Playing music to people with dementia from their formative years vastly improves their cognizance and lucidity - the effects are dramatic, and are widely recognised by dementia and alzheimer professionals.
E2L developed the ’Simple Music Player’ with supporting research from the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering (Designability) and the 'INDEPENDENT' project. The findings 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 vastly improves the quality of life at home, mental well-being, and promotes independent living rather than relying on institutional resources.
See the pleasure, engagement and process of remembering for this delightful 96 year old man, the father of one of our customers in Canada who kindly sent in the video - "You can't take that away from me"
The design is focussed on simplicity for the user, the person with dementia, and for ease of uploading selected tunes by friends, family or carers.