The CLF Foundation was created when the Farrell Family saw a need in the community. In caring for Carol, who had Lewy Body dementia, we found that there are few activity based programs for people living at home with dementia/Alzheimer's. We wanted to bring programming to the community in order to help support people's treatment plan and management of their illness. Our programs are largely art based because art and imagination are areas of the brain that are preserved abilities well into the disease process of dementia.
It is often assumed that people with dementia can not participate in life anymore, and that is not true. When we create activities that are accessible for them, they thrive and find joy. People with dementia can create, imagine, and have fun.
Most importantly, isolation is a large contributing factor to increasing the pain and difficulty of having dementia. Our programs are designed to decrease isolation and increase community support.
Watch our video below to see how our programs help, from a care partners perspective.