Welcome to the NORTH CAROLINA William “Bill” Emery Caregiver Resource Center! 
A library for people living in 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.


  • Check with your chapter to see if they offer a lending library - alz.org.  Put in  your zip code. 
  • Check out the National Virtual Library; the nation's oldest and foremost library and resource center devoted to increasing knowledge about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
  • Call 1-800-272.-3900 and speak to the care consultant who is part of a team who can provide you with more details and resources. 

How does the resource library work?

  • Our lending library is for those living in North Carolina 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.

What's Happening to Grandpa?

What's Happening to Grandpa?

What's Happening to Grandpa?
Book by Maria Shriver

Grandpa has always been the best storyteller Kate has ever known, but lately, he seems different.  He repeats himself, becomes easily frustrated, and then one day, he even forgets Kate's name.  When her mother explains Grandpa's disease, Kate is overwhelmed.  What will happen to him?  How does her mom and grandma feel about it?  Will others in her family get sick too?  How will she explain it to her friends and younger siblings?  With remarkable strength and creativity, Kate not only explores these questions, but also resolves to cherish her grandpa's life and memories.  In doing so, she forges a bond between them that will remain forever in their hearts.  

In this best selling children's book, Maria Shriver presents a truly touching story that inspires, guides, and educates- and encourages readers to open their eyes to the beauty and love that our elderly loved ones have to offer.

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