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Simone Hendriks was born on 26th of June 1985 in Haarlem, the Netherlands. After completing her secondary education at the Mendelcollege in Haarlem, she studied Medicine at VU University Amsterdam. She received her degree in December 2009. Hereafter, she started as physician in a nursing home, and in September 2010 she started with a traineeship Elderly Care Medicine at Gerion Amsterdam. In 2012 she started her PhD-project "Understanding the clinical course of dementia", at the Department of General Practice & Elderly Care Medicine, at the EMGO Intitute for Health and Care Research / VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam. She was registered as an epidemiologist in 2014, and she was registered as a physician elderly care in September 2016. Since September 2016 she works four days a week as an elderly care physician at Geriant, a care organization providing medical care for people with dementia and providing consultations for people with complex care who live at home. Additionally, she works as a teacher for scientific education at Gerion and works at the Department of General Practice & Elderly Care Medicine at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam.