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Dr. Dee Gaines 
 
Brain Health Expert
Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychologist
 
Host
The Dr. Dee Show
 
Author / Creator:
Combating Dementia in 30 Days
 

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Dr. Dee Gaines trained in Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology and is involved in both clinical and research projects that investigate the effects of the brain on functioning throughout the life span.
 
She has conducted hundreds of diagnostic neuropsychological evaluations including forensic, dementia, brain injury, combat-related PTSD of veterans, developmental disabilities, and severe mental health disorders, and received her training in institutions such as UCLA, Veterans Affairs, Juvenile Justice, and Mental Health centers.
 
Dr. Dee is also the creative mind behind the development and implementation of a unique mind-body cognitive technique utilizing over 100 types of artistic expressions in movement, fine art, and meditation.
 
Dr. Dee lectured nationally and internationally, including Europe and Israel, in a variety of subjects including the brain, psychology, and spirituality.
 
Highly educated yet forward thinking, Dr. Dee will challenge your thinking on the "hot potatoes" of psychology, and inspire you to make the changes that you wish in your life using mind over heart, passion over despair, and action over inertia!
 
People experience psychological issues throughout their lives, and every person has something "to work on."  Dr. Dee is going to introduce and discuss the various aspects that affect our sense of happiness, dignity, and self-worth, such as:  dating, love and marriage, talents, aspirations, education, family, and existential concepts, but also the hardships we may encounter, such as social dysfunction, depression / anxiety, concussions, job searching, aging, bullying, autism, psychological difficulties, and much more.
 
In addition to Neuropsychology, Dr. Dee is also educated in economics, accounting, school teaching, martial arts, Tai Chi, dance, and singing.
 
Dr. Dee is thankful for Divine supervision and guardian angels as she has accomplished much in her life, going through "the system" from scratch, as an immigrant first, and then as a proud American.  Dr. Dee is a gifted communicator fluent in Hebrew and understands basic Italian and basic Arabic.
 
 
 

 

 

 
Speaking Topics Include . . .
 
 
Combating Dementia in 30 Days
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Using Spirituality to Keep our Brain Sharp
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Using Spirituality to Keep Mental Health Intact
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How Male and Female Differences in the Brain Impact Marriage and Relationships
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Combating Memory Loss and Maximizing Brain Health
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Anti-Aging Strategies for Body, Mind, and Soul
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Best Parenting with Neuroscience
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Trauma, Our Brain, and Hope
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Prayer and Our Brain
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K. Drorit Gaines, Ph.D.
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Neuro Health LLC
Beverly Hills, California
 
Clinical neuropsychological evaluations - Traumatic Brain Injury, Acquired Brain Injury, Dementia, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Adult and  Adolescent, Chronic Pain, and more
 
Psychodiagnostic and psychological evaluations for DSM disorders (e.g., MDD, OCD, Substance Abuse, GAD, PTSD, Adjustment, Somatic Disorders)
 
Cognitive Rehabilitation for Dementia nd Traumatic Brain Injury
 
 
Present / Public Speaker
March 2009 - Present
 
Gaines, K (2016).  Assessement Considerations in Malingering with Psychiatric Patients.  Psychiatry Department.  Salvata Hospital, Israel
 
California Correctional Institution, Neuropsychological Assessment Referral Process (NARP)
 
The 8th Annual Cross Cultural Conference, Considerations in Neuropsychological Assessment of Multicultural and Bilingual Persons
 
The 3rd Sino-America Nuclear Medicin Meeting, Abnormal FDG-PET Findings and Sub-Optimal Effort in Veterans with Mild Traumatic Brain iInjury
 
Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Mid-Year Meeting, Abnormal FDG-PET Findings and Sub-Optimal Effort in Veterans with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, San Antonio, Texas
 
International Neuropsychology Society Conference, Executive Functioning of Combat Veterans Diagnosed with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.  Jerusalem, Israel
 
International Neuropsychology Society Conference, Comparison of Effort Measures, Cognitive Complaints, and Self-Reported Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Blast-Induced Mild TBI.  Jerusalem, Israel
 
David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA Informal Brown Bag Lunch (NIBBL) Trainee Talks, Mild TBI and PTSD of OIF/OEF Veterans
 
UCLA Medical School Residency Program, TBI and Neuropsychological Testing
 
Forensic Mental Health Association of California (FMHAC):  Executive Functioning Neuropsychological Testing of Veterans Diagnosed with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
 
Pasadena Conference on Aging:  Aging and Memory
 
2013 2nd Annual Parkinson's Disease Symposium:  Dementia and Memory in Parkinson's Disease
 
University of London, Implications of Research on the Neuroscience of Affect, Attachment, and Social Cognition:  Executive Functioning Neuropsychological Testing of Veterans Diagnosed with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
 
Get Healthy Pasadena, 2013:  Tai Chi, Mindfulness, Creativity, and Mental Health
 
2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Neurology and Therapeutics:  Executive Functioning Neuropsychological Testing of Veterans Diagnosed with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
 
National Association for Rural Mental Health Conference:  Executive Functioning Neuropsychological Testing of Veterans Diagnosed with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
 
Veterans Affairs, Long Beach Radiology Department:  Neuropsychological Testing and Traumatic Brain Injury
 
Veterans Affairs of Greater Los Angeles Radiology Residency Program:  Neuropsychological Testing and Traumatic Brain Injury + Suicide Prevention with the Combat Veteran
 
Mild TBI and Neuropsychological Deficites for UCLA Medical Center, Monthly Meeting of Nuclear Medicine Residents.
 
 
 
Publications
March 2010 - Present
 
Senior Author:
 
Gaines, K. D., Soper, H., & Berenji, G. (2014).  Executive Functioning of Combat Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.  Applied Neuropsychology Adult, 1-10.
 
Gaines, K. D., Okonek, A., Sayre, J., Alas, R., & Berenji, G. (2014).  Abnormal FDG-PET Findings and Sub-Optimal Effort in Veterans with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Society of Nuclear Medicin and Molecular Imaging Mid-Year Meeting.
 
Gaines, K. D., Soper, H., & Berenji, G. R. (2014).  Executive Functioning of Combat Veterans Diagnosed with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.  International Neuropsychology Society Conference.  Jerusalem, Israel.
 
Gaines, K. D., Berenji, G. R., Alas, R. S., Sayre, J., & Okonek, A. (2014).  Comparison of Effort Measures, Cognitive Complaints, and Self-Reported Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Blast-Induced Mild TBI.  International Neuropsychology Society Conference.  Jerusalem, Israel.
 
Gaines, K. D., Isaacs, C., Horton, F. M., Doig, H. M.,  & Soper, H. V. (2010).  Christensen and Rey Tangled-8 Tests for Executive Assessment.  Applied Neuropsychology, 17, 211.
 
Gaines, K. D., Bennett, T. L., Doig, H. M., Loo, M. M., & Soper, H. V. (2011).   Effects of Aging on Memory.  Applied Neuropsychology, 18.
 
Poster:  Executive Functioning Neuropsychological Deficits of Veterans Diagnosed with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, July 16, 2012, Fielding Graduate University National Session.
 
 
Author:
 
Langevin, J. P., Gaines, D., Choi E., Krahl, S. E., & Berenji, G. (2015).  Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.  NANS Annual Meeting, December 10-13, 2015, Las Vegas, NV.
 
Ni, D., Gaines, K. D., & Berenji, G. R. (2014).  Regional Cerebral Metabolism in Veterans Without Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Society of Nuclear Medicin eand Molecular Imaging Mid-Year Meeting.
 
Jafari, L., Gaines, K. D., Alas, R., Diaz-Aguilar, D., Silverman, D., & Berenji, G. R. (2014).  Regional Cerebral Metabolism Changes in Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
 
Berenji, G. R., Gaines, K. D., et al. (2014).  Perception of Sensory / Perceptual Deficits and Cerebellar Hypometabolism in Recently Deployed Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Conference, MTA II:  Neurology Posters.
 
Berenji, G. R., Diaz-Aguilar, D., Gaines, K. D., et al. (2014).  Lateralization of Temporal Metabolism Observed in Combat Veterans in Absent After Traumatic Brain Injuries Following Blast Exposures.  Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Conference, MTA II:  Neurology Posters.
 
Loo, M. M., Doig, H. M., Gaines, K. D., Bennett, TL L., & Soper H. V. (2011).  Effects of Aging on Intellect.  Applied Neuropsychology, 18.
 
Loo, M. M., Doig, H. M., Gaines, K. D., Bennett, TL. L., & Soper, H. V. (2011).  Effects of Aging on Neuropsychology.  Applied Neuropsychology, 18.
 
Bennett, T. L., Loo, M. M., Doig, H. M., Gaines, K. D., & Soper, H. V. (2011).  Effects of Age on the Cognitive Functioning of Children.  Applied Neuropsychology, 18.
 
 
 
 
Professional Memberships
 
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
 
The National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN)
 
Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA)
 
 
Languages
 
Fluent in Hebrew, understands basic Italian, understands basic Arabic.
 
 
 
Leadership Positions
 
National Academy of Neuropsychology Foundation (NAN Foundation)
 
A voting member on the Board of Trustees
 
Co-chair of the media committee since 2014
 
Co-chair of the fundraising committee
 
 
Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA)
January 2015 - Present
 
A voting member
 
Chair of the Public Education committee
 
 
Editorial Positions (Journals)
 
Brain Imaging and Behavior
 
Applied Neuropsychology
 
Archives of Neuropsychology
 
 
Awards
 
American Psychological Association Early Career Professional Award (2015)
 
Best Abstract, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Moecular Imaging, and Seleted to Present at the 2015 Sino-American Conference, Shanghai, China (2015)
 
Sponsorship of Young Leadership in Neuropsychology, National Academy of Neuropsychology Women in Leadership (2014)
 
Exceptional Contribution Award, Veterans Affairs of Greater Los Angeles (2013)
 
Best Dissertation Abstract, Fielding Graduate University (2012)
 
UCLA Scholarship for Academic Excellence (Bachelor's Degree, 2002)
 
 
 
Principle Investigator / Health Science Specialist, July 2012 - June 2015
Institution:  Veterans Health Affairs of Greater Los Angeles
Grant-related studies involving neuropsychological testing and PET with veterans returning from the recent OEF/OIF wars
 
 
Doctoral Clinician Training / Program Developer, July 2012 - July 2014
Institution:  UCLA Longevity Center, under Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior (David Geffen School of Medicina, UCLA)
 
 
Adjunct Faculty
 
Pepperdine University, May 2014 - Current
 
UCLA Psychiatry, August 2012 - March 2013, Researcher
 
Universal Broadcasting Network
Public Education in Neuropsychology:  Research, design and live, on-air broadcasting of weekly radio shows focusing on neuropsychology, the brain, mental health, spirituality, and wellbeing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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