Alzheimer’s disease (AD), also referred to simply as Alzheimer’s, is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and worsens over time. A large number of people will become elders in the coming 30 years. On average, a new case occurs every three seconds. AD not only brings great burden to modern society and family, but also seriously threatens the physical and mental health of the elderly.
Caring is one of the attributes of the IB Learner Profile. In order to promote traditional virtue of respecting the elderly and create a good atmosphere of social harmony, the International Lower Secondary students gave a charity performance for the elderly on January 13th, bringing them plenty of joy.
关爱他人是IB国际学校的十大素养之一，为了弘扬尊老、敬老的传统美德，努力营造社会和谐的良好氛围，1月13日，长沙玮希国际学校国际初中部5名学生在Mr. Ronan的带领下，作为受邀学生代表来到阿默认知症照护中心给长者们带了精彩的歌曲串烧+乐器演奏表演：“A New Year’s Ho Hey MEDLEY”。表演结束后，禹师睿和方语涵同学意犹未尽，与主持人沟通后，再次登场，即兴演唱了今年最火的歌曲“卡路里”，同学们的青春活力给长者们带来了无限欢乐。
Music therapy is a common and effective method to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Rhythm, harmony and melody can relieve stress. Music can improve one’s mood when he is upset. The elders enjoyed the good times brought by musical performances.
In addition to the knowledge in textbooks, we attach much importance to social practice activities. This event not only enhanced the students’ sense of social responsibility, but also improved their practical ability. Students can feel what the love is between family members, especially if parents are able to guide the students to understand what the home is about and why the world needs to support such facilities for our elderly.
Caring for others brings us happiness. Be a caring learner and help create a better world!
Special thanks to Ms. Terry, Mr. Ronan, Ms. Michelle and all the parents for supporting this activity.