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Technology may be able to play a role in improving the quality of life for Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers. We are evaluating the feasibility of an information appliance with the goal of alleviating repetitive questioning behaviour, a contributing factor to caregiver stress. Interviews were conducted with persons with Alzheimer's disease and their(More)
In virtually every organization, data is stored in a variety of ways and managed by diierent database and le systems. Applications that require data from multiple sources are complex because they must be aware of and deal with the speciics of each data source. They must also perform any data integration needed, for example, joining data from multiple(More)
Information about individuals is currently maintained in many thousands of databases, with much of that information, such as name and address, replicated across multiple databases. However, this proliferation of personal information raises issues of privacy for the individual, as well as maintenance issues in terms of the accuracy of the information.(More)
T HE WORLD BECAME A SMALLER PLACE IN THE 20TH CENTURY. TRANSportation technology caused physical distances to shrink by several orders of magnitude, and telecommunications technology made terrestrial distances insignificant. The transformation of the world into a global village caused revolutionary changes in the physical and social infrastructure, rivaling(More)