Four Umbrellas

Four Umbrellas

A Couple's Journey Into Young-Onset Alzheimer's

June Hutton, Tony Wanless


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  • A fresh perspective on a story about Alzheimer’s, bending the usual caretaker narrative to enfold the voice of the person with the disease
  • A husband and wife set out to document their story after he is diagnosed with Young Onset Alzheimer's
  • June narrates the overall story, which is punctuated with Tony's observations
  • Tony was a regular columnist for Financial Post and wrote for newspapers across Canada
  • June has published two novels, and teaches writing workshops at Simon Fraser, University of British Columbia, and Langara
  • The cover echoes a poignant story about an early sign of Tony's Alzheimer’s: when packing for a trip, he loaded four umbrellas into his suitcase


June Hutton:

June Hutton has written two novels and facilitates writing workshops at a treatment centre for addiction. She lives in Vancouver.


Tony Wanless worked for a variety of newspapers across Canada, including the Financial Post and the Province, and is taking part in a study on Alzheimer's at UBC Hospital. He lives in Vancouver.