A Grandmother Story

Short Film

Special Thanks
Professor Miguel Lee

This is a story about a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease. My grandma has been experiencing Alzheimer's for more than a decade. As time went on, her symptoms worsened, from memory loss to changes in mood and personality.

My goal is to illustrate the progression of Alzheimer's disease from my grandma’s perspective. The disease destroys signals in the brain which terminated her connection with the outside world. As the sequence goes on, objects in the room fade away as neurons further calcify, culminating in her loss of self-consciousness and being trapped in her mind.

A Grandmother Story Animation


Research on Alzheimer's

Changes in the brain can begin years before the first symptoms appear. Scientists don‘t fully understand what causes Alzheimer’s disease yet.

Grandmother's Memory

Room Development

Neuron Development

Storyboard Process

Cuts between room and neuron world was established in the early stage. I added more close up shots through my process.