Welcome to the William “Bill” Emery Caregiver Resource Center! 
A library for people living in central and western 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 central and western 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.

Alzheimer"s Disease Unraveling the Mystery

Alzheimer"s Disease Unraveling the Mystery
AD: A Growing Naional Problem; writer, Anne Brown Rodgers

About this book:  Thinking about AD leads to questions such  as: what caused it?  What can be done to cure it or prevent it?  Will I get it?  Scientists ask the same type of questions, and this book describes their search for answers.  It is written for people with AD, their family members and friends, caregivers, and others interested in AD.

This book has four sections:

Part I gives readers some basics about the healthy brain.  Illustrations and text show what a healthy brain looks like and how it works.

Part 2 focuses on what happens in the brain during AD.

Part 3 talks about current research and the advances that are bringing us closer to ways of managing and eventually defeating AD

Part 4 focuses on issues important to AD caregivers and families, including current research that is finding ways to improve caregiver support

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