Care for the Caregiver after Brain Injury

BIAPA’s Virtual Educational Series will continue with a program focusing on caregivers on Wednesday March 3, 2021 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

The speaker will be neuropsychologist Dr. Ann Marie McLaughlin, BIAPA’s president and director of outpatient, home and community-based services for ReMed.  Through her years working in acute and post-acute brain injury rehabilitation, Dr. McLaughlin has also focused on the needs of caregivers. She has developed programs to support brain injury survivors as well as their families through an education series and group therapy.

Her program on March 3 will include an overview of the impact of caregiver stress, particularly the challenges someone caring for a person who has had a brain injury may experience. She will discuss age and sex differences, depression, and coping with loss will.  She will also review Interventions to support caregivers, including the importance of structure, reframing, and socialization. The session will include a demonstration of progressive muscle relaxation exercise, which participants can learn to use as a coping strategy.

FOLLOW THIS LINK to register for this session and to learn more about BIAPA’s Virtual Educational Series.