Nearly four years ago, Eugenia was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Eugenia made the choice to be positive. A choice few can make.
‘Life doesn’t stop the day you are diagnosed.’
Upon hearing the diagnosis, Eugenia returned home, stared at the wall, and started writing. The result, a book of poetry Like Falling Through a Cloud. It follows her journey through her gradual cognitive impairment and memory loss. Writing has helped Eugenia process the emotions that she has been dealing with since the beginning of her diagnosis.
The Boston Globe has called Eugenia ‘one of the finest flutists of our times.’ Eugenia was the arts correspondent on CBS Sunday Morning for more than 25 years. And was the artistic director of the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado for 13 years. Eugenia is the author of numerous articles, screenplay and books. Her latest Like Falling Through a Cloud: a Lyrical Memoir of Coping with Forgetfulness, Confusion, and a Dreaded Diagnosis is her own journey with the Alzheimer’s disease.