Four Umbrellas: A Couple's Journey Into Young-Onset Alzheimer's

Four Umbrellas: A Couple's Journey Into Young-Onset Alzheimer's

by June Hutton, Tony Wanless

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Overview

A writing couple searches for answers when Alzheimer's causes one of them to lose the place where stories come from — memory.


At the age of fifty-three, Tony walks away from a life of journalism and into an unknown future. June is forty-eight, a writer and teacher, and over the following decade watches as her husband changes — in interests, goals, and behaviour — until Tony has a fall, ending the life they had known.


A diagnosis is seven years away, yet the signs of Alzheimer’s are all around. A suitcase Tony packs for a trip is jammed with four umbrellas, a visual symbol of cognitive looping. But how far back do these signs go? The couple starts probing the past and finding answers. This is not an old person’s disease.


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ISBN-13: 9781459747791
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 11/10/2020
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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

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