Old S.C.H.O.O.L. Hip Hop
The Old S.C.H.O.O.L. (Seniors Can Have Optimal aging and Ongoing Longevity) Hip Hop program builds on the model originally refined by the Hip Hop Stroke program to deliver a dementia literacy program to school children. Old S.C.H.O.O.L. Hip Hop focuses on knowledge and recognition of symptoms, when to seek medical care for symptoms, and potential risk reduction measures. Using music, dance, comic books, and other multimedia, children participating in Old S.C.H.O.O.L. Hip Hop are motivated and given strategies to engage and educate adult caregivers at home. Some of the goals of the Old S.C.H.O.O.L. program are:
1) To demystify the concept of aging and memory loss;
2) To help children and their caregivers to recognize the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease for early diagnosis and treatment;
3) To encourage children to help their family members to care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, with emphasis on safety and social engagement.
Are you interested in learning more about Old S.C.H.O.O.L. Hip Hop, or bringing the program to your school? Please contact us.