Association’s Local Lending Library Provides Vital Resources

The Alzheimer’s Association in North Carolina highlights a service for local residents in the form of a lending library. The William “Bill” Emery Caregiver Resource Center is available to people living in any county of North Carolina.

In support of our mission, we provide free access to accurate, current, and comprehensive information to people with Alzheimer’s disease, family members, caregivers and health professionals through the Emery Resource Library. Books, DVDs, and CDs are available on a variety of topics including brain health, symptom management, emotional health, family support, disease information, and more. 

How does the resource library work?

  • Our lending library is for those living in our chapter footprint in NC who have Alzheimer’s, their friends & families, and health professionals.  It is a free resource.
  • Up to two (2) items at a time may be checked out. Additional items listed on the order will need to be re-ordered upon the return of the first set of materials. 
  • All items are mailed based on availability. If the item(s) you requested is currently checked out by other members, we will keep you updated as they become available. If the item(s) is coming in shortly, we may hold your order so that we can ship it complete.
  • Items are loaned out for four (4) weeks. Please return items as soon as you are finished with them so others can enjoy them as well.
  • Each shipment will come with a postage-paid return envelope so items may be returned at no cost to you.

Below are two newer resources available by request, based on availability.

Much Abides: A Survival Guide for Aging Lives

by Dr. Charles H. Edwards II

“This book is intended to be a survival guide for aging lives. If valued and approached creatively, this late phase has the potential to provide the most satisfaction and joy for the longest period of time… How do I avoid despair and navigate this challenging late stage with balance and insight? How does one not mourn what is lost but make a life out of what is left.” —From the prologue

Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias: A Guide for People with Dementia and Those Who Care for Them

by Jonathan Graff-Radford, Angela M. Lunde

This book from the world-renowned Mayo Clinic offers an update on what experts know about Alzheimer’s and related dementias, including the latest research into treatment and prevention, ways to live well with dementia, and recommendations for caregivers. While Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, many related types also affect adults worldwide, causing loss of memory, reason, judgment, and other cognitive functions. Are there ways you can lower your risk? Can dementia be prevented? Can you live well with dementia? If so, how? You’ll find answers to these important questions and more in this book.


For those that have family or friends outside of North Carolina, access to the Association’s nation-wide lending library is available.

The Benjamin B. Green-Field Library and Resource Center‘s is the nation’s largest library and resource center devoted to increasing knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.  It’s mission is to help increase knowledge of the medical, clinical and social aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The Center is a source of accurate information for those involved in patient care, policy development, research or those who simply want to know more about the disease.

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