About Rolf Gainer Ph.D.

Dr. Rolf Gainer is the founder of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma as well as the Neurological Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario, in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Gainer is a psychologist with more than twenty-five years of experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. Dr. Gainer has designed and operated innovative rehabilitation programs in the United States and Canada for individuals who have been regarded as difficult to serve. He is currently involved in conducting two outcome studies related to the long-term issues faced by individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. He has presented papers throughout the United States and Canada in many professional conferences and educational forums.
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Military Pioneers Device to Monitor TBI Exposure

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Approximately 2000 soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan will be wearing helmets equipped with a newly developed sensor to monitor their exposure to brain injury arising from IED's. The Department of Defense hopes that the new device will provide data to determine the level of exposure to an explosion which causes brain injury and to help […]

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Is hoarding a personal problem?

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This time of year, in light of abundant gifts, gift giving, decorating, and New Year resolutions, people are purposing to get organized. However, there are some people that find that the task of getting organized is much more difficult. According to David F. Tolin, director of the anxiety disorders center at the Institute of Living, […]

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Walking decreases the risk for dementia

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According to a recent study published in the Dec 19 issue of the journal of Neurology, walking and other low-level exercises decrease the risk of vascular dementia in older adults. The study, unfortunately, did not find a link between low level activities and decreased onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Specifically, the study found that men and […]

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Vietnam Head Injury Study Reveals Late Cognitive Decline

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Veterans the Vietnam War who received penetrating brain injuries are demonstrating continuing late effects with a faster decline in cognitive  function than vets who returned uninjured. Jordan Grafman, Ph.D., of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, made on online report of his veterans study in Brain, 2007. Grafman was able to differentiate the […]

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Senate Approves Traumatic Brain Injury Act

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The U.S. Senate has reauthorized the Traumatic Brain Injury Act which will expand research as well as provide assistance to individuals living with the effects of brain injury. In 2000 the first TBI Act was passed as part of the Children's Health Act. The reauthorized bill will bring about collaboration between the Center for Disease […]

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An Inherited Bias for PTSD

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The adult children of individuals with PTSD show a reduction in cortisol production similar to that of their parents. It was also noted that many of the individuals in this group of adult children of PTSD parents also suffered from Mood Disorders. An article in the Archives of General Psychiatry, 2007, September, 64:1040 by R. […]

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