September is World Alzheimer’s Month, and a local organization will hold a workshop to help families in Lubbock be aware of new, free tools and materials designed to help them care for loved ones with the disease.

The Home Instead Senior Care office will host Alzheimer’s CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and Education workshop.

The workshop will be held on Thursday, September 26th at 11 a.m. at Home Instead Senior Care, located at 1010 Slide Road.

The workshop will offer specific solutions for many common issues that arise while caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia.

The group will also offer a free “Confidence to Care at Home” kit, which is a collection of information, tips, and resources to help handle difficult situations, avoid household accidents, encourage engagement, and prevent caregiver stress.

Home Instead Senior Care also offers “Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias Daily Helper, a free smartphone app that allows families to search behaviors and find solutions when they must react quickly to a situation.

“Many family caregivers wake up every day with anxiety and fear because they don’t know how a loved one with Alzheimer’s will act or react,” said Tracy Baugh, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office of Lubbock. “We have a network of support including free tools and materials available to help family caregivers navigate the challenges that come with caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.”

More information is available at www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com or by calling 281-4663 or 866-885-9977.