Music to soothe the Alzheimer's soul
May 6, 2014 9:58 AM Subscribe
My father-in-law has Alzheimer's disease. We need a music player with lots and lots of snowflakes.
posted by Sophie1 to Technology (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Along with having been a brilliant carpenter, athlete and inventor, he was also a beautiful tenor and sang along with a bunch of Yiddish musicians in the 50's in the Catskills. While he can't have access to a power tools and he can't play a game of handball any longer, he loves listening to music. He is very disoriented though and CANNOT learn how to use things. Even a new type of fork can be a challenge, therefore I need some kind of music player that has the following attributes:
1. does not have prerecorded children's music (we have looked at a lot of kid's music players)
2. we can upload mp3s of his favorite Yiddish music
3. a giant (or relatively large) play button
4. if he touches the music player, it will not spontaneously turn off
We need to be able to write PLAY on the play button or it already must say PLAY, otherwise he won't be able to remember how to make it work. We would like for him to be able to listen to it even when no one is around to help him.
Bonus points for a headphone jack so that the entire building doesn't have to hear Liebele Waldman sing.