My dad suffered a severe hypoxic brain injury in September of 2016. Soon afterwards I moved back home to care for him. As I searched for therapies and exercises to stimulate his brain, I was discouraged by the lack of resources. So I began pouring through research papers to find the most relevant and clinically significant treatment options. 

Now, a year and a half later, my dad still requires full time care, but he has come so far. Since his injury he has relearned to talk, eat, and walk. Aside from the occasional day of extreme fatigue, his sleep/wake cycle has returned to normal. His muscle spasticity and neuropathy pain have dramatically decreased. His initially paralyzed left side is very functional. Our biggest challenges currently, short term memory and executive function, continue to improve. 

As I thought about sharing my family’s experience with brain injury, I decided to create the resource that I wish I had had at the beginning of our journey. It is my hope that this blog will mature to be that resource by providing personal experiences, therapies, exercises, and other information to promote neuroplastic healing. 

If you feel like you are in facing this road alone, know that you aren’t. Please feel free to contact me for any reason. 


My degree is in chemical engineering. I have no medical or nutritional training. The information presented on this site is a product of what I have learned after thorough research and my family’s personal experiences. 

How To Brain

Share Your Story

Everyone has a story, and I would love to hear yours!

  • Mandy@howtobrain.com
Close Menu