A SHORT DOCUMENTARY ABOUT FRIENDSHIP AND OLD AGE
Directed, Shot & Edited by Lorena Alvarado
After my grandfather's death, my grandmother quickly lost her grasp on reality. Although she was never diagnosed with Alzheimer's, her mind rapidly began to erase the world around her. Today she can't recognize her children or even her own name.
Although I always thought of Galis as my second grandmother, she was considered an employee in the house. But once my grandmother's mental health deteriorated, Galis began to fill in the missing spaces. To this day, she is the most constant companion in my grandmother's life. Everyday she helps her to accomplish simple activities like using the bathroom and eating, while reminding her of who she is, who her husband was, what things she liked; keeping alive traces of the past.