I am not a medical doctor but I have had over 25 years of experience in living with the devastating effects of 3 Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) as well as many other very serious internal injuries to my body. Since my accident I have learned a great deal about Brain Injuries and other types of trauma. My interest in learning about Brain Injuries was so great that I focussed my research for my Master’s of Education on Brain Injury recovery and Rehabilitation in children, adolescents and adults. As such, I received my M.Ed in 2005, from the University of Toronto with a specialization in Cognitive NeuroScience, enabling me to teach, help and support a great number of Brain Injury Survivors both in and out of a formal classroom setting.
My interest is in providing help and support to others who might be experiencing similar challenges that I have also experienced. My advice is to experiment with different treatments and see if this helps your situation. Don’t rely on health care professionals to have all the answers. You are the driver of your body and you must learn what is best for your brain and body. Keep in mind that you are not your brain and that you control your brain and your brain does not control you. The brain is an extremely complex neuroplastic responder. Neuroplasticity means that you can grow new brain cells and new neural pathways by learning something new. By challenging your brain you are growing new brain cells and promoting your brain’s recovery.
I will update this page as I learn additional ways to promote and support Brain Health. If you have some information that is not mentioned here and it has helped you, please feel free to share it with me. Thank you 🙂
FYI – I prefer to learn ways to help myself from someone who has experienced the challenges of a TBI rather than from someone who has only learned about the brain from reading a book or listening to a lecture. Experience is the best Teacher! I am happy to help others as much as I can.