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This article was published on January 31, 2012

Meet the 100-year-old grandmother who can’t get enough of the Nintendo DS

Meet the 100-year-old grandmother who can’t get enough of the Nintendo DS
Paul Sawers
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Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

Kathleen “Kit” Connell turned the grand old age of one hundred last week, and the spritely grandmother of one cites the Nintendo DS as the main reason she remains mentally nimble.

“It’s absolutely super, I can’t speak highly enough of it. I don’t know what I would do without it,” said Kit in an interview with the Telegraph newspaper. “I’ll play it in the evening, then I’ll have a break and a cup of tea, then I’ll go back to playing my Nintendo.”

Kit, who lives in East Renfrewshire in Scotland, owns around a dozen games, such as Scrabble, Family Fortunes and Art Academy. She says that Brain Trainer had scored her a mental age of 64 – more than a third younger than her real age.

Here’s Kit explaining her passion for Nintendo’s handheld device: