Five years after Ken Morganstern was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he sat down with his daughters, Priya Morganstern (left) and Bhavani Jaroff (right), to talk about some of the memories he had left.
At 81, he couldn’t see and he needed some prompting from time to time, but family stayed strong in his memory.
Priya asked him if he wished he had gotten anything in life that he didn’t get. “I have no regrets on anything,” he responded. “I have a family that I love. And they’re loving people.”
This interview was first broadcast in 2006 and Ken died in 2007.
His daughters say they listen to the original interview often. “I think my father had the opportunity to say what was important in his life,” Bhavani says. “And it really came down to love.”
Originally aired November 17, 2006, on NPR’s Morning Edition.