Understandably many of the dementia-friendly musical activities and services listed on this map have been postponed, some have moved their offer virtually. Please contact the provider for further details.


Simple Music Player

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.

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.

Set up is undertaken by friends, family, or carers. There are two essential operations: Setting the volume and uploading the playlist. See website for further details.

  • Lowers anxiety
  • Lowers agitation
  • Improves memory
  • Improves cognitive skills
  • Creative expression and stimulation
  • Cognitive stimulation
  • Pleasure and enjoyment
  • Contributing to a creative outcome
  • Living well
  • Post diagnosis – early years
  • Post diagnosis – later years