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Jul 21, 2014

1) Traumatic brain injury and risk of dementia in older veterans and 2) Topic of the month: Plenary sessions AAN Meeting April 2014. This podcast for the Neurology Journal begins and closes with Dr. Robert Gross, Editor-in-Chief, briefly discussing highlighted articles from the print issue of Neurology. In the second segment Dr. Farrah Mateen interviews Dr. Deborah Barnes about her paper on traumatic brain injury and risk of dementia in older veterans. Dr. James Addington is reading our e-Pearl of the week about chronic traumatic encephalopathy. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Alberto Espay interviews Dr. Jon Stone about his Contemporary Clinical Issues Lecture at the AAN Meeting about functional (psychogenic) disorders in neurology. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Mateen, Barnes, Addington, Espay and Stone.Dr. Mateen received funding support from the Canadian Institute of Health Research.Dr. Barnes receives research support from UCB, Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, NARSAD (Brain & Behavior Research Foundation), S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, philanthrophic support via Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, patient centered outcomes research institute and the NIH.Dr. Addington serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Espay serves as an Associate Editor of Movement Disorders, Frontiers in Movement Disorders and Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders; serves as an editorial board member of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders and The European Neurological Journal; receives royalties for publications of books from Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins and from Cambridge University Press; serves on the scientific advisory board for Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Abbvie), Chelsea Therapeutics, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Impax Pharmaceuticals, Merz, Pfizer Inc, Solstice Neurosciences, LLC, Eli Lilly and Company, US WorldMeds; is a consultant for Chelsea Therapeutics, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Abbvie); serves on the speakers' bureaus of Novartis, UCB, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., American Academy of Neurology, Movement Disorders Society; receives research support from CleveMed/Great Lakes Neurotechnologies, Michael J. Fox Foundation and the NIH.Dr. Stone received speaker honoraria from the Movement Disorders Society, British Medical Association, American Academy of Neurology Royal College of Psychiatrists, UCB Pharma, Novartis, Tribunals Judiciary (UK); receives research support from the National Research Strategy Career Fellow with NHS Scotland Research; receives publishing royalties from UptoDate 2014; runs a free self-help website for patients with functional disorders; carries out regular expert witness work in relation to personal injury and medical negligence.