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Aug 18, 2014

1) A clinical pathologic study of depressive symptoms and cognitive decline in old age and 2) Topic of the month: Contemporary alternative medicine therapies. 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. Jeff Burns interviews Dr. Robert S. Wilson about his paper on depressive symptoms and cognitive decline in old age. Dr. Adam Numis is reading our e-Pearl of the week about ictal syncope. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Rebecca Wells interviews Dr. Tieraona Low Dog about complementary alternative medicine therapies using supplements for treatment of headaches. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Burns, Wilson and Numis. Dr. Jeff Burns serves on the editorial board for Journal of Alzheimer's Disease; receives royalties for the publications of Early diagnosis and treatment of mild cognitive impairment and Dementia: An atlas of investigation and diagnosis; is a consultant for PRA International and receives research support from the NIH, Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, Elan, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Wyeth, Pfizer Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Danone, Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Merck Serono and for clinical trials. Dr. Wilson serves as a Consulting Editor of Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, Psychology and Aging, and Neuropsychology; is a consultant for Pain Therapeutics, Inc.; and receives research support from the NIH. Dr. Numis serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section.