A DEMENTIA friendly screening of blockbuster musical Mamma Mia! was a hit with care home residents in the North East.

More than a dozen residents and staff from Pelton Grange Care Home watched the movie at Pelton Community Centre, on Front Street, Pelton, near Chester-le-Street.

Popcorn, crisps, biscuits and tea were served throughout, with residents free to chat, get up and move around if they wished.

Many staff members attended on their day off with their children.

Chris Hogan-Hind, home manager at Pelton Grange Care Home, even got up for a dance with resident Brenda Clifford during the movie’s finale, accompanied by ABBA hit Waterloo.

He said: “Everybody sang along to the songs. There was laughter and joy all round.

“For the residents who couldn’t necessarily follow the story, they were able to enjoy the music and have a wonderful afternoon.”