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It’s hard to escape the paper hearts littering store fronts and gift shops this month. Valentine’s Day approaches. It’s love month. I think this time of year is an opportunity to recognise not only romantic love, but all versions. While I am certain of the love that drives my actions, I felt at a loss to define the love as I experience it with my mother who is living with Young Onset Alzheimer’s. It’s so simple to me but also so complex. I was having trouble putting this into words so I want to share what someone close to me said when I expressed to him my inability to express… [caption id="attachment_3390" align="aligncenter" width="710"]love jar love over alzheimer's Illustration by Steven Twigg[/caption]  
There are many, many songs, articles, studies, artworks - that all ask the question, "what is love?" There is no clear answer, but many would consider true love to be something that never fades; a timeless feeling that may evolve and change but is always a part of who you are. This permanence, even in its immediately visible absence, is something that can't be taken away, not even by a disease. –Steven Twigg

Looking for your daily dose of inspiration? Well then, you’re in for a treat. Today, we are pleased to feature an inspiring post from one of (the many!) inspiring member of the Memory Ball Team. Amanda McMillan has been involved in Memory Ball for the past...