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Available in-person and online, our education programs feature information on topics including the signs of Alzheimer’s disease, diagnosis, communication, living with Alzheimer’s and caregiving techniques. 

In-person education

Within our 49-county footprint of western and central North Carolina, our Alzheimer's Association Community Educators provide community programs, seminars, and regional caregiver conferences. 

Online education

Visit our Training and Education Center to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving, healthy living and planning for the future. Examples of available courses include Know the 10 Signs, Effective Communication Strategies, Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body, Legal and Financial Planning, and the Living with Alzheimer's series for caregivers in each stage and for people with Alzheimer’s.

Virtual Library

The Virtual Library is an extension of the Alzheimer’s Association Green-Field Library. Search the online catalog, view resources chosen by experts, email our librarian questions and learn how to borrow materials.

Lending Library

The William "Bill" Emery Caregiver Resource Center, funded by the BB&T Bank Lighthouse Project, is a lending library housed in the Western Carolina Chapter.  The resource center provides free access to accurate, current, and comprehensive information to people with Alzheimer's disease, family members, caregivers and health professionals. Books, DVDs, and CDs are available on a variety of topics including brain health, symptom management, emotional health, family support, disease information, and more. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resources through the lending library are currently unavailable.