Maine Brain Aneurysm Support Group Launches

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A new monthly support group has been launched for the Brain Aneurysm community in Maine and Northern New England.

The Maine Brain Aneurysm Support Group offers information, education, encouragement and understanding to all individuals who have been affected by a brain aneurysm.

Survivors, family members, caregivers and anyone interested are welcome to attend. The meetings will provide information and education on a variety of topics relating to the treatment and recovery process for both survivors and caregivers. At each meeting, we will have a guest speaker that will give short presentations and then open the floor for discussion.

The monthly  meetings will also provide an opportunity for reassurance and personal exchange between survivors and caregivers.

Please be aware that these meetings are not held to offer specific medical advice, but to provide peer support and education. This is a great place for you to meet and share with others who have been through similar experiences.

Meetings Scheduled for the last Friday of each month


4:00 - 5:00 P.M.
Room 7, Dana Health Education Center
Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St. Portland, ME

SCHEDULE:

  • Feb. 28, 2014 – Presentation by Brain Aneurysm Foundation & formation of group
  • March 28, 2014 – New Technology in Aneurysm Treatment – Dr. Robert Ecker
  • April 25, 2014 – Memory Strategies
  • May 30, 2014 – Fatigue Strategies

Future topics to include: Depression and how to cope, learning the “new Self”, Fitness & Nutrition, Caregiver Challenges, and many more.

For more information contact: Dave McCausland at: Dave@MaineBA.org

This group is being sponsored by Maine Medical Partners – Neurology and Maine Brain Aneurysm Awareness (website: www.MaineBA.org), organizers of the annual KAT-Walk & Karo-5K for Brain Aneurysm Awareness, Portland, Maine

THERE ARE MANY REASONS TO BECOME INVOLVED

  • If you have been recently diagnosed with a brain aneurysm and are now facing treatment.
  • If you are frightened, and want to better understand your condition.
  • If you are a concerned family member who wants to support a relative who has been diagnosed with a brain aneurysm.
  • If you suffered a sudden hemorrhage from a brain aneurysm, underwent treatment, and are going through the recovery process.
  • If a loved one has passed away from a hemorrhaged brain aneurysm, and you want more information about this illness.
  • The often-repeated phrase, “you are not alone and things do get better” is more than just a slogan; it is what the Maine Brain Aneurysm Support Group is all about.
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