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Mayor's life didn't stop after dementia diagnosis

Grandmother Sandra Hambleton is proof there is life after dementia.  Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease two years ago, she did anything but shut herself away.  Instead, she rose to the highest-profile public office in her area, becoming Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Sandra, aged 71, has just stepped down as mayor of the borough and admits that, besides successfully fulfilling 400 to 500 engagements, she used the year to bring understanding of the illness and hope to fellow sufferers.

"I know what I have got is incurable and progressive, but I wanted to show people how you can still continue to function even with the busiest of lives," she said.

Read more on the Stoke Sentinel website.