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Man invents solution for his mother's Alzheimer's disease

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2015-12-03 11:12

About the solution

“I want to make something clear. I did not arrive at this solution to urinary incontinence over night. It took years.
Once we finally developed the solution, it still took many months before it started to work effectively. Here is some good news. The solution becomes more and more effective over time. My solution is not perfect. It does not work every single day. It does not work every single night. I can say this with some confidence - we no longer experience the flood”, said the caregiver.

Bob had to do a lot of trial and error before we could develop this solution.

Here are some notes from this solution’s author:

“Every time we had an accident I wrote down the time and what happened. Big flood, little puddle, couple of drops. Floor shot, panty shot, pants shot. Number one, number one and number two (yeah, I had to work on the poop problem separately).

Soon I could see a clear cut pattern. Once I had the pattern identified problem solved right?


The problem is not urinary incontinence the problem is - How to get my mother to pee 8-10 times a day.

Here are my tools: coffee, potato chips, Cheese ITS, mounds, breakfast, lunch, dinner, ice cream and scratch offs (lottery tickets).

I also use my forehead (touch) for constant positive reinforcement and good communication.

If I miss this scheduled pee pee pit stop by more than 30 minutes its gonna be the yellow river.

This is when I use one of the following: potato chips, Cheez Its, or whatever we have that will make mom's mouth water like one of Pavlov's dogs.

By now you are should be getting an understanding of the program. Every pee gets followed by the positive reinforcement. Every pee leads to something good.

I did discover that by looking beyond the obvious you could accomplish goals by establishing new consistent patterns of behavior 9a routine so to speak. This is where the teaching comes in to play.

Please Note: not one drop of pee pee on the bed in over a year. Special note: this statistic grew to be many years believe it or not.

I'll close by saying this. I learn the same thing every time - it is the simplest, most obvious solution that works best when you are having a problem with someone that is living with Alzheimer's disease”.

More info: http://bit.ly/2nLBB1e

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/2pajQK3

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About the author

Bob DeMarco, born in Italy, in 1951, took care of his mother Dorothy, who suffered from incontinence due to Alzheimer’s disease. He came up with a solution: Get his mother to pee on a schedule by motivating her using potato chips.

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