Author Archives: duncancajones

About duncancajones

I am a coach and mentor, a charity trustee and a journalist. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.

Thank you for the Music

I’ve written before about how music, like a popular Dutch beverage, reaches the parts other things can’t. Today, I spent a lovely morning at an Alzheimer’s Society Singing for the Brain┬ásession in Coventry, hosted by Dave Willetts, swapping the West … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day

It’s International Women’s Day and over the course of the last few hours, I’ve heard several people – mostly women, it has to be said – talking about women who have inspired them. It prompted me to think who I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mum

Mum would be 82 years old today, February 3rd. She comes to my mind most days but I’ll think about her more today, of course. In fact, I’ve thought a lot about our relationship a lot recently. A friend at … Continue reading

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It Wasn’t Supposed to be Like This.

Mum said this to me a few months before she died and as you can tell, it struck a chord. It came to mind again last week when I had the privilege to meet Morella Kayman, one of the founders … Continue reading

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I Never Stop Learning

No-one knows everything about dementia. Let me put that another way, no-one knows much about dementia. We know bits and pieces but as far as I’m aware, there isn’t a definitive, widely-agreed cause and there certainly isn’t a cure. The … Continue reading

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Do We Care?

It’s a simple, four letter word. It should be the most positive four-letter word there is. So why is care such a vexatious issue in this country? Are we really as uncaring as it sometimes seems? We are waiting for … Continue reading

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Little Things Mean a Lot

My love affair with music, all kinds of music, began at a very early age. When we went out shopping, Mum would leave me in the area of the store which sold what were once referred to as record players … Continue reading

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