Family Caregiver Support Group: One Caregiver’s Perspective
Our newest support group, exclusively for family members who are caregivers to their loved ones with a brain injury, launched on Wednesday, December 7th. One participant, Alisa, was particularly appreciative of the group.
Alisa is the mother of a 34-year-old survivor of an anoxic ABI caused by a heart attack. Almost exactly one year after the event, she called the BIAC Helpline because she was still struggling to process how to navigate this journey. When she learned of the Family Caregiver Support Group, she began to consider if this was a group for her. “I told my daughter I had a feeling of guilt to even consider taking the time for myself to join the caregiver group. She quickly explained to me that not only do I need to take that time to be with other adults, but with people who are sharing the same concerns.”
When Alisa was asked how this one meeting impacted her, she said “It gave me a bit of hope, something I was very low on. I know it all sounds so silly or dramatic but after the hour, we said goodbye and I somehow felt the weight on my shoulders seemed a little lighter…I smiled and felt a little happier just to have that time shared with others that understood what I do and feel every day.”
At the conclusion of the support group, Alisa expressed her gratitude to the facilitators and other members of the group. “I am so glad that I reached out to BIAC for help. I didn’t know what I was even looking for, but finally I feel like I have hope... I have hope.”
If you have questions about the Family Caregiver Support Group, reach out to Scott Moore at MooreScottyj@yahoo.com or 203-233-2129. To join the Family Caregiver Support Group on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7pm, click the link here:
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Visit the Support Groups page on our website for more information or contact Senior Brain Injury Specialist Victor Darr at email@example.com or 860-219-0291 ext. 302