iPads helping care home residents get gaming - and they’re getting pretty good too!

PUBLISHED: 08:21 13 August 2014 | UPDATED: 08:21 13 August 2014

Residents at Laburnum Lodge have been trying their hands at iPad gaming

Residents at Laburnum Lodge have been trying their hands at iPad gaming

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Residents at a care home in Littleport are getting to grips with a pair of brand new iPads - and they’re already giving staff a run for their money.

Residents at Laburnum Lodge have been trying their hands at iPad gamingResidents at Laburnum Lodge have been trying their hands at iPad gaming

Staff at Laburnum Lodge, in Victoria Street, have purchased two iPads to help residents with dementia keep active, with a host of apps downloaded for them to use.

So far, residents have turned their hands to games of dominoes, done some painting and even a spot of online shopping.

And staff member, Martin Vilson said that some residents were already challenging the top scores – despite only having the devices for two weeks.

He said: “We have residents here who suffer with dementia and they have really enjoyed downloaded some apps and playing games on the iPads.

Residents at Laburnum Lodge have been trying their hands at iPad gamingResidents at Laburnum Lodge have been trying their hands at iPad gaming

“It keeps their minds active and has been very popular. Although some struggled at first, they have been helped by staff and are getting very good.”

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