Group Discussions For Tomorrow

So I will be going to another brain injury support group at Casa Colina Rehabilitation center in CA. I decided to be more proactive and wrote down my questions in advance. I was wondering if these questions were relevant / appropriate for the discussion.
My objective is to share the information with others (with permission)to better advance our recovery and to bring a better understanding to our deficits.

[Brain Injury Support Group Questions]

I have memory issues. Yes/No
If “Yes” in what area? (i.e. names, faces, directions)

Do you get rage attacks (snap or get agitated easily)? Yes/No
If so when does it happen the most?

Fatigue is a big issue in my life. Yes/No
If “Yes” when does fatigue affect you the most?

Food tastes different to me now. Yes/No
Any specific examples?

Do you think your personality has changed? Yes/No
If so what aspects?

Are you aware what specific area of the brain has been damaged? Yes/No

How long has it been since your injury/operation?

Do you think you can return to your original life before the injury? Yes/No
If “Yes” what convinces you that you can.

Where else besides Casa Colina do you go for support?

What do you think about these questions?
Was it helpful?

A. It was very helpful
B. Maybe a little bit
C. Neither good or bad
D. Terrible don’t you ever do this again!

Great Discussion, Shogo. I personally would add “Do you have depression because of the changes in your life”. Let us know how your discussion goes!

Great topics for the support meeting, Shogo! :slight_smile:

Great questions! Have you thought of following up with some “how do you cope with that?” or “what do you do to work around that?” questions?

I’m going to ask my Neuropsychologist if there are any meetings like that in my are. Very interesting!

NBuddle,
As a suggestion to find group meetings in your area, also try your local hospitals/rehab units and @
http://www.biausa.org/state-affiliates.htm
http://www.stroke.org/site/PageServer?pagename=support_groups




NBuddle said:

I’m going to ask my Neuropsychologist if there are any meetings like that in my are. Very interesting!