Devastating diagnosis turns doctor into patient & mentor in unusual Alzheimer's buddy program

  • by: LINDSEY TANNER , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 4, 2014 - 5:44 PM

CHICAGO — At age 80, retired Chicago physician and educator Dan Winship is getting a bittersweet last chance to teach about medicine — only this time he's the subject. In the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, Winship is giving a young medical student a close-up look at a devastating illness affecting millions of patients worldwide.

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