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.

Turnip, Everlasting

Turnip, Everlasting

Turnip, Everlasting
Book by Turner Stimpson Turnip, Everlasting

Turnip, Everlasting is the second book that Turner Simpson has authored.  Turner continues to touch lives by reaching beyond the fear of Alzheimer's and spreading his message of joy and hope.  In Turnip Everlasting, Turnip illuminates for us the signficance of connection in our lives.  As we connect with who we are and as we communicate that knowledge of self to others, we allow others to connect with our unique God-given selves.  In the face of dementia, these connections become the basis of our loved ones' and our caregivers' abilities to "re-member" us to themselves, to ourselves, and to a place in the world around us when we are no longer able to do so for ourselves.

Turner takes us on a journey by inviting us (through his assuming the persona of one in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease) to connect with his personal story and the stories of those he loves and serves. In doing so, he communicates his understanding of The Turnip Approach and offers key values in the implementation of the approach. The "want to" desire that eliminates the grudge holding drudgery mentality of caregiving; the "keep it simple, be consistent, and show love" theme; and the focus on the person with dementia rather than on the caregiver or disease process are the values that undergird and embody The Turnp Approach.

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