Claudie cares for her husband, Ralph, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's three years ago. Ralph and Claudie have lived full, beautiful lives, and Ralph wanted to capture their experiences in a memoir. Claudie wanted someone who could help him and entertain Ralph at the same time. When they found Madeline, Ralph's Activity Companion, they found the answer to both of their desires.
At 97, Natalie’s mother Astrid is still a firecracker; she has a dry wit and an incredible sense for storytelling. But she’s not as mobile as she used to be, and many of her days would center on watching TV news for hours. When Natalie heard about Mon Ami, she was skeptical that a few visits could change their lives, but she was willing to try it out; little did she know how meaningful the time could be.
Denise has been taking care of her mom, Dolores, in an assisted care facility for many years. Though she visits many times every week, she has still been feeling that she’s not doing enough, and worried that Mom wasn’t getting enough interaction in her home. Finding Mon Ami enables Dolores to engage with the world around her like she used to.