Noël was in the early stages of memory loss, attending meetings with the Alzheimer's Society when she was introduced to our family friend and her dog. She met with Noël regularly, taking her for short drives and providing encouragement. Noël and I are both in our late eighties; she is now in Long Term Care and I've moved to an adjacent life lease apartment. 

I don't know how either of us could have coped with the move without the consistent and continuing help.