Old SCHOOL Hip-Hop: Improve Alzheimer's Disease Knowledge

2017-09-18 01:04:46 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this research study is to evaluate the knowledge of parents and children with respect to dementia symptoms, risk factors, and response before and after an interactive dementia education program that uses music and dance to enhance a health education curriculum at 1-week and 3-months after the intervention.


Public awareness of Cardinal Alzheimer's disease (AD) symptoms remains low. Adults often underestimate personal dementia risk; minority populations are more likely to have low dementia literacy and be unaware of it. Cultural dementia belief in minority groups are complex and pose barriers to diagnosis, with dementia symptoms being considered a part of normal aging, or that discussion may be taboo even when recognized. A key barrier to timely AD diagnosis in African Americans is delayed physician contact, often years-long, following the onset of first symptoms. Despite studies demonstrating that dementia concepts first develop in elementary school periods, apart from our work, no dementia awareness programs focus on children. This intervention therefore addresses a major gap regarding optimal approaches for shifting cultural perceptions of dementia in low-income minority populations and reducing barriers to its timely diagnosis.

Study Design




Old SCHOOL Hip-Hop, My Pyramid in Egypt


Columbia University Medical Center
New York
New York
United States


Not yet recruiting


Columbia University

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