Renowned publicist Mary Lou Falcone, known for her work in the classical music world, has recently taken on a new role as the center of attention to promote a personal cause. Having spent most of her life behind the scenes, working with notable artists and organizations in the classical music industry, Falcone has now become the face of a cause close to her heart.
Throughout her career, Falcone has had the privilege of working with some of the biggest names in classical music. From collaborating with performers such as Renée Fleming, Van Cliburn, Jean-Pierre Rampal, to working alongside esteemed conductors like Gustavo Dudamel, Georg Solti, and Jaap van Zweden, her expertise and dedication have made her a respected figure in the industry.
However, Falcone’s life took a heartbreaking turn when her husband, artist Nicholas Zann, was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia in early 2019. Sadly, Zann passed away in 2020, leaving Falcone filled with grief and a mission to raise awareness of this devastating disease.
In order to share her experiences as a caregiver and shed light on the challenges faced by those affected by Lewy body dementia, Falcone poured her heart into writing a memoir titled “I Didn’t See It Coming: Scenes of Love, Loss and Lewy Body Dementia.” This heartfelt book serves as a powerful tool to educate others about the disease and offer support to those going through similar struggles.
Despite her age of 78, Falcone shows no signs of slowing down. She is currently on a publicity tour for her book, giving engaging readings, thought-provoking talks, and participative interviews. Through these events, Falcone continues to do what she has always done best – crafting a narrative and sharing it with others.
Falcone’s tour not only raises awareness of Lewy body dementia but also offers a platform for discussion and support. By sharing her personal journey, she aims to provide comfort and empathy to caregivers and families affected by the disease, while also emphasizing the importance of early detection and research.
Mary Lou Falcone’s dedication to promoting a cause close to her heart is commendable. Through her memoir and tireless efforts on her book tour, she exemplifies the power of storytelling and its ability to bring people together, educate, and inspire change.
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