Retired physician helps teach medical students about dementia

03/4/2014 | (Canada)

Retired Chicago gastroenterologist Dan Winship helps teach physicians-in-training about dementia through a buddy program at Northwestern University that assigns medical students to interact with dementia patients. Winship, who is 80 and in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, said he hopes the program helps the next generation of physicians discover treatments for the disease. "I'm so fond of Jared because we talk together, we talk the same language. He is a very good student, he's learning and learning, learning and that means everything to me," Winship said of his "buddy," medical student Jared Worthington.

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