A care-giving crisis is confronting us as baby boomers hit their sixties and the questions arise: who's going to help and who's going to pay? Part memoir, part recovery manual, Brain Heal Thyself may well act as a guidebook to thousands of unexpected caregivers. With humour, warmth and arresting honesty, Madonna Siles recounts moment-by-moment the journey from her friend Eve's near-fatal aneurysm to casualty to rehab centre to at-home care and, finally, to near-miraculous recovery. Siles had previous care-giving experience when Eve reached the limits of conventional therapy and was discharged to her care. Surprisingly, Siles was able to draw on her marketing and advertising background to develop n-verbal and subliminal methods for invoking the power of Eve's emotions and subconscious mind in the healing process.