Support When Recovering from a Brain Aneurysm

Recovery (rehabilitation) from a brain aneurysm can be a challenging, lifelong process. It is impossible to predict how long it will take for improvement, or how much improvement you can expect. We do know that patients who are treated for an unruptured aneurysm generally recover more quickly, with less rehabilitative therapy, than patients whose aneurysm has ruptured. There are many steps on the road to recovery. We also know that hope plays an important part in the recovery process.

Recovery After Aneurysm Support Group

The Brain Aneurysm Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center offers monthly support groups for patients who are recovering from brain aneurysm and AVM (arteriovenous malformation) treatment and their loved ones.

The main goal of these free, drop-in support groups is to assist patients, family members and significant others during the recovery phase of the illness following treatment for a brain aneurysm. We strongly emphasize the need to support family members and significant others who are going through a period of adjustment. Support groups provide a valuable service not only for counseling and support, but also for socializing and information sharing.

  • Admission is free
  • Refreshments are provided
  • No registration is required

For more information or to register for the BIDMC support group mailing list, please email Deidre Buckley, NP. All support groups are virtual on Zoom; the invite will be sent one week before.

Information on Recovery

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation has a wealth of information on the recovery process for brain aneurysm covering topics such as:

  • Rehabilitation
  • What to expect
  • Types of therapy
  • Support groups
  • Patient resources