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The Village at Cedar Hill is pleased to host the next free seminar in their popular Speaker Series: “Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Need to Know” presented by Jean Szilva, M.D., University of Vermont College of Medicine

Many older people forget someone’s name or misplace things from time to time. This kind of forgetfulness is normal. But, forgetting how to get home, getting confused in places a person knows well, or asking questions over and over can be signs of a more serious problem.

Join us for an engaging conversation where you will learn:

  • Alzheimer's DiseaseWhat is the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia?
  • How does a person get Alzheimer’s Disease?
  • What are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease?
  • How is Alzheimer’s diagnosed?
  • Can Alzheimer’s Disease be prevented?
  • Can Alzheimer’s Disease be treated?
  • What can we do to improve the lives of those with Alzheimer’s and those who take care of them?
 Jean Szilva, MD, graduated from the Honors Program in medicine at Northwestern University in 1975. She then completed post graduate training in Family Practice at Akron City Hospital. Dr. Szilva practiced in Addison County Vermont which she gave up for the lure of teaching in 1994 at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She has taught just about everybody from college freshmen to medical students. Her primary subjects were gross anatomy and neural science.

Dr. Szilva is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and was awarded emerita status based upon her innovative techniques. She “retired” in 2012 to teach part time in the Rehabilitative Medicine Department where she teaches pathophysiology and pharmacology to doctoral physical therapy students. Dr. Szilva is also currently on a grant from the Vermont Health Care Association via the Alosa Foundation to work with nursing homes on medication use.

Following the presentation there will be time for questions or comments. Refreshments will be served. Admission is FREE.


Thursday, March 10 at 10:00am

The Village at Cedar Hill
92 Cedar Hill Drive, Windsor, VT (Off RT. 5)

Space is limited – Reservations are suggested.  To RSVP, Call 802-674-2254 or register online:

Eventbrite - Free Seminar  “Alzheimer’s Disease:  What You Need to Know”

Visitors are invited to tour the expanded North Village, where we added 20 Independent and Assisted Living Apartments and a State-of-the-Art 20-bed Memory Care Center in 2015. Cedar Hill staff will be available to provide additional information.

The Village at Cedar Hill Speaker Series will continue throughout 2016, with presentations on Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease, and Nutrition & Wellness in the coming months.

Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community comprises Cedar Hill Healthcare and the Village at Cedar Hill. A family-owned & operated senior community, providing a supportive and comfortable home to seniors in all stages of life, Cedar Hill was founded in 1988 by Mary Louise Sayles, a registered nurse and licensed nursing home administrator with many years of experience in long term care administration. Mary Louise’s daughter Patricia Horn, who is also a licensed nursing home administrator, is currently the Community Administrator.

Cedar Hill recently achieved its 4th Deficiency-Free Survey in four years from the State of Vermont Division of Licensing and Protection, Department of Disabilities, Aging, Independent Living (DAIL). – Learn more: