Non-Fiction

Dr. Burbank has penned two non-fiction books. Patients I Will Never Forget recants humorous and inspiring stories from her 30-year career as a primary care doctor. The Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver’s Handbook: What to Remember When They Forget is a comprehensive guide for those taking care of loved ones with dementia. Section I reviews the disease itself, Section II provides tested advice from seasoned caregivers, and Section III outlines what caregivers must do to take care of themselves and prevent burn-out and exhaustion.

 
 
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THE ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE CAREGIVER’S HANDBOOK: WHAT TO REMEMBER WHEN THEY FORGET

A comprehensive guide to help those caring for a loved one with dementia. Get the inside scoop from experienced nurses and  caregivers who have learned the hard way what works and what doesn't. The book starts with a review about Alzheimer’s, how it is diagnosed, its symptoms, expected progression, current treatment, and research findings. It then jumps into practical advice from those who have “been there, done that”.

 
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Patients I’ll never forget

In her twenty-five years as a primary care internist, Dr. Sally Burbank has seen everything—lunatics, criminals, hypochondriacs, and even a Cocker spaniel! By popular demand, she has penned a collection of humorous and inspiring true stories to forever capture these memorable encounters. The antics of a demented octogenarian and a dimwitted patient named "Bob" will leave you laughing out loud. Her disastrous attempts to combine medicine with motherhood will reveal a new side to ladies in lab coats. The inane ICD-10 codes and decisions of insurance companies will leave you shaking your head in disgust. Stir in a wheelchair-bound, legally blind dialysis patient who insists on serving others until her last dying breath, a comatose leukemia patient miraculously healed, and an unfortunate soul doomed to chopping onions forty-hours a week, and you are guaranteed to laugh, cry, and tell your friends about this amazing book. Hilarious cartoons and quotations relevant to each story add icing to the cake, and make Patients I Will Never Forget a must-read for anyone who enjoyed All Creatures Great and Small.

 

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