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.

Support Groups for Patients, Caregivers, Family and Friends

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.

TIME : 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
LOCATION: BIDMC Shapiro Clinical Center (East Campus), 10th Floor, Rabkin Board Room (unless otherwise noted below)

BIDMC Brain Aneurysm Support Group 2020

Apr 1, 2020


May 6, 2020


Jun 3, 2020

Eve Montague
Music Therapy - Techniques to relax and improve quality of life

Jul 1, 2020

John Bandera
Penumbra-Coil Demonstration

Aug 5, 2020

Joyce Delgardo, RMT, LMT
Reiki - How it can improve your life

Sep 2, 2020

Deb Coulter
BAF Update

Oct 7, 2020


Nov 4, 2020

Kathy Devine
Speaker: Prescription Advantage Program

Dec 2, 2020

Holiday Party

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