Carol Kirsch and Rebecca Posamentier

kirsch_extra1_editRebecca Posamentier (above right) first came to StoryCorps in 2008 with her mother, Carol Kirsch, who had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Rebecca was hoping to record her mother’s voice and thoughts on tape before Carol ‘s condition worsened.

Carol died in March 2011, and Rebecca returned to StoryCorps to remember her mother.

Originally aired May 10, 2013, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Above: Carol with her granddaughter Sophie. Photo courtesy of Rebecca Posamentier.