Development of Support Service for Prevention and Recovery from Dementia and Science of Lethe

Mihoko Otake
2010 Transactions of the Japanese society for artificial intelligence  
otake'at', keywords: prevention of dementia, coimagination, thought state transition model, set theoretical measure of interaction, science of lethe Summary Purpose of this study is to explore service design method through the development of support service for prevention and recovery from dementia towards science of lethe. We designed and implemented conversation support service via coimagination method based on multiscale service
more » ... method, both were proposed by the author. Multiscale service model consists of tool, event, human, network, style and rule. Service elements at different scales are developed according to the model. Interactive conversation supported by coimagination method activates cognitive functions so as to prevent progress of dementia. This paper proposes theoretical bases for science of lethe. Firstly, relationship among coimagination method and three cognitive functions including division of attention, planning, episodic memory which decline at mild cognitive imparement. Secondly, thought state transition model during conversation which describes cognitive enhancement via interactive communication. Thirdly, Set Theoretical Measure of Interaction is proposed for evaluating effectiveness of conversation to cognitive enhancement. Simulation result suggests that the ideas which cannot be explored by each speaker are explored during interactive conversation. Finally, coimagination method compared with reminiscence therapy and its possibility for collaboration is discussed.
doi:10.1527/tjsai.25.662 fatcat:xdgv46rbcbf63cd6f4jptdvvta