Purple Angels MP3 Player Scheme
Written by Jay on 12 July 2022
Purple Angels Free MP3 Player Scheme
Our thanks go to Budget Headphones for their kind support. Budget Headphones are a UK based distributor of headphones & earphones to businesses and organisations across the world.
Purple Angel runs a campaign to provide those living with dementia with free bespoke MP3 players.
Each MP3 player will have a personalised selection of 15 favourite songs. Music has been shown to benefit those living with dementia, with musical memories remaining accessible for longer than other memories. Being able to listen to favourite songs can provide joy and comfort to those living with dementia.
The video below shows just how much of a difference music can make!
We are also able to upload the complete Holy Bible or parts thereof.
PLEASE NOTE: THE TYPES OF MP3 PLAYERS AND HEADPHONES MAY DIFFER DEPENDING ON OUR AVAILABILITY
MP3 – Purple Angels Global (purpleangel-global.com)
HOW IT ALL STARTED
The Purple Angel Dementia Campaign began in Devon, UK when Norman McNamara (diagnosed with dementia at 50yrs) launched the Torbay Dementia Action Alliance.
The purpose of the Purple Angel Dementia Campaign is to raise awareness, give hope to and empower people with dementia by giving out information on how shops, businesses and other services can support people who have these progressive diseases – both elderly and younger onset.
The symbol was designed by Norman McNamara of Devon UK together with Jane Moore, a carer from Cornwall and is becoming known as a global emblem which can be used by anyone who is voluntarily raising awareness of dementia.
The Purple Angel friends and ambassadors from all walks of life are at work in many UK towns and overseas, creating dementia friendly communities. We invite you to join in.
FREE BESPOKE MP3 PLAYERS FOR THE UK!
We continue to distribute our free MP3 players throughout the Corona Virus pandemic as they will help so many get through this difficult time.
Click on the link below to listen to Ann Whelan’s interviews on Radio Derby and the video conversation on Radio Shropshire below
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TOWARDS THIS PROJECT, PLEASE EMAIL NORRMS@GMAIL.COM (Please note the 2 rrs inNorrms!)
We would also be grateful to receive your used MP3 players that we can Covid secure, clean and upload with music. These used players need to be in working order, together with memory card, all connection wiring and with a screen to be able to see what track is playing. Please send to Purple Angel MP3 Campaign, 48 Baslow Close, Sawley, NG10 3ES. THANK YOU!
FREE BESPOKE MP3 PLAYERS UK
FOR PEOPLE struggling with DEMENTIA!
How they work:.
Research has proved that music lights up more parts of the brain than any other activity known to mankind. If that’s not enough, some research in the USA says that the receptor in the brain that receives the music signal is never affected by dementia.
The MP3 music players we design are bespoke to the individual. We ask family and close friends to tell us 15 absolute favourite songs for the person with dementia. With our players every song will be a favourite.
We found that, by placing the MP3 headphones on residents with dementia intermittently during the day, their brain activity is stimulated and switches on all kinds of emotions – even bringing back the ability to converse in some cases. We have found that whilst the music is playing they can remember where they heard the music, what they were doing at the time and possibly in some cases how they used to love playing a musical instrument. It is without a doubt amazing to witness.
The other benefits are – when this is done no less than 30 minutes prior to mealtimes – they start to enjoy themselves, move about, sing along and feel more like eating and drinking. There is no reason whatsoever why they can’t also take meals whilst listening to music in their earphones.
The MP3s are small in size and the earphones are comfy, they are not just earbuds but the wider cushion effect earphones. These must be monitored by staff if clients are prone to throwing things or become very fidgety or distressed. This is NOT a one size fits all and we do not claim success every time but we have always worked on the theory that if it works for just a few people and helps them have a better quality of life, it is worthwhile. We have been working and collating evidence on this for the last few years and have had some incredible results and feedback.
Purple Angel can deliver this for free because we raise funds for it. The problem: The MP3 players have become so popular we are being inundated with orders.
At the Purple Angel, we will continue to provide as many as possible but please help us to fundraise for this much needed cause! For more details please email:
Norman McNamara: email@example.com (please note the 2 rr’s!)
For any kind donations or fundraising please contact Norrms via email above .