Episode 11: A Daughter's Mission After Losing her Mother to Dementia

Lauren Flake wrote a book to help your children process losing a family member to dementia, and helping them remember who their family member was. Mom to two young girls, a wife, and puppy-mom of two, Lauren is a blogger, author, and a project called Daughters of Dementia which supports caregivers. Her mother was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in 2006 about the time when Lauren graduated from college at Texas A&M. By the end of 2008 her mother was in a home with full time care and passed away a couple of years later. Where Did My Sweet Grandma Go? and Where Did My Sweet Grandpa Go? started as a poem Lauren wrote for her daughters, and is illustrated by her own watercolors and her late mother’s art. She works to keep the memory and story of her mother, Dixie, going. When she has free time, she loves art, gardening, books, and country-western dancing.

Website: www.laurenflake.com or www.loveofdixie.com and http://www.daughtersofdementia.org 
Lauren's Instagram
Lauren's Facebook
Daughters of Dementia Instagram 
Daughters of Dementia Facebook
Where Did My Sweet Grandma Go? 
Where Did My Sweet Grandpa Go?

100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs 
Maren Morris Music
John Mayer Music
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
The Lake House by Kate Morton
Rachel’s Plan Bee