Eugenia Zukerman & Living with Alzheimer’s - Event Replay
Eugenia had been known for juggling performing, writing, interviewing artists, directing concert series with ease and grace until her early 70s when she became forgetful, misplacing papers, losing her words. After the insistence of her daughter that she get tested, the results of her neuro-psych exam and MRI confirmed her cognitive impairment was real and would only get worse.
Zukerman vowed to do her best to handle her diagnosis “privately and purposefully.” She began to chronicle her unraveling, mostly in verse. Like Falling Through a Cloud is the result—an intimate, courageous, heartbreaking, lyrical, and uplifting memoir of Eugenia Zukerman’s year of finding her way through the maze of confusion and brambles of loss. “I did seek help,” as she shares, “but what seems to have saved me from crumbling and falling apart was music, love, poetry, and, oddly, laughter.”
Eugenia Zukerman is an internationally renowned flutist and writer. She was the artistic director of the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado for 13 years and the arts correspondent on CBS Sunday Morning for more than 25 years. She is the author of two novels, two works of nonfiction, and numerous screenplays, articles, and book reviews. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1944, she graduated from the Julliard School of Music and lived in New York City for many years. A mother of two daughters and two grandchildren, she makes her home in upstate New York with her husband, two horses, three dogs, and assorted wildlife.
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