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Jun 4, 2012

1) Measures of health-related quality of life and 2) Topic of the month: Memory. 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. Ted Burns interviews Dr. David Cella about his paper on measures of health-related quality of life. Dr. Stacey Clardy is reading our e-Pearl of the week about frontotemporal dementia. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Ted Burns interviews Dr. Dean Buonomano about major categories of memory. Next week they will discuss bedside testing of memory. All participants have disclosures.Dr. Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology®; performs EMG studies in his neuromuscular practice (30% effort); and has received research support from the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America and Knopp Neurosciences Inc..Dr. Cella serves on the scientific advisory boards of the Moffitt Cancer Center, NCI Symptom Management and Health-Related Quality of Life (SxQOL) Steering Committee, serves as Associate Editor of The Journal of Supportive Oncology; is a consultant for Pfizer Inc, Genetech, Inc., Novartis, Bayer Schering Pharma, and GlaxoSmithKline; receives royalties from Up-to-Date annual review of Quality of life measures; receives research support from Pfizer Inc, Genetech, Inc., Novartis, Bayer Schering Pharma, GlaxoSmithKline and AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and is funded by the NIH.Dr. Clardy serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Buonomano receives royalties from the publication of the book Brain Bugs: How the brain's flaws shape our lives.