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Could I get some suggestions for a very simple CD player?

Asked by anniereborn (15511points) 4 weeks ago
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I am looking for suggestions for my boyfriend’s mother who has early stage dementia. She is wanting a CD player. Just one of those small ones. But she has a hard time figuring out how to make it work.
If there could be one with maybe just a play button and a stop button, that would be perfect. She would only need to put one cd in at a time and wouldn’t care about skipping around.
She definitely wants a CD player and not something for MP3. She is adamant about that.

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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

My portable cd players all break after a few months. A portable DVD/CD player was simple to use, but it broke after a few months.

Ipods are simple to use. I’ve never owned one. Very few buttons.

A CD player on my computer was simple to use and works 15 years later.

A PS2 player is also simple to use and is durable.


Have you considered calling your local dementia society for advice?

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I found this CD player. I can’t say it only has 2 buttons, but this looks simple.

anniereborn's avatar

@Hawaii_Jake That is pretty scaled down. Even six buttons would confuse her though.

Forever_Free's avatar

Here is another one on Amazon

anniereborn's avatar

So we got her old one up and running and put tape over all the other buttons. Let’s hope it works for her.

filmfann's avatar

@anniereborn When my Mom got some audio equipment that we feared was too confusing for her, we used White-Out to paint arrows next to the controls.

Jeruba's avatar

@filmfann, good idea. Nail polish is another good way to mark things when fine lines don’t matter; e.g., green for go and red for stop. I have a lot of things marked or coded with nail polish.

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