The number of people with dementia will not increase as much in the coming years as previously assumed. This was discovered by researchers at Erasmus MC who used a new, detailed computer model that looks beyond the effects of an aging population.
Elderly people with intellectual disabilities have more frequent and more severe sleep problems than their healthy peers. Their homes do not have enough daylight for a healthy sleep-wake rhythm. This is evident from the thesis written by Mylène Böhmer from Erasmus MC, which she will defend on 1 June.