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Bioinformation. 2007 Nov 3;2(3):91-5.

Alzheimer's disease care and management: role of information technology.

Abstract

Alzheimer's disease (AD) an ailment that is supposed to affect people in old age. There are evidences that it might affect others also. The number of elders is increasing as the average life expectancy is increasing. AD afflicts its patients with the dementia and AD might increase in malignance over time. People with cognitive disabilities can be overwhelmed through cognitive prosthetics. With the help of information technology we can enhance the quality of life. Significant achievements are possible with an interdisciplinary approach that includes genomic, genetic, technological and therapeutic measures. The combination and coordination of Bioinformatics facilitates generation of various diagnostic tools for the people who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease. These tools help the care providers also. In this article, we emphasize the literature regarding the use of technology and its methodologies to improve the quality of care for the people with Alzheimer's disease.

KEYWORDS:

Alzheimer's disease; bioinformatics; electronic medical records; information technology

PMID:
18288330
PMCID:
PMC2248444

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