Casual leisure and the sensory diet: a concept for improving quality of life in neuropalliative conditions

Fenech, Anne and Baker, Mark (2008) Casual leisure and the sensory diet: a concept for improving quality of life in neuropalliative conditions. NeuroRehabilitation, 23, (4), 369-376. (PMID:18820402).


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This case report describes the leisure lifestyle of two individuals with neuropalliative conditions who expressed themselves satisfied with their use of leisure time and whose leisure occupations were based around sensory stimulation to each of the five senses, proprioception and vestibular stimulation in turn. It evaluates the concept of leisure as a means of giving a meaning to life and therefore increasing quality of life, suggests greater use of the existing sensory diet framework in the domain of neuropalliative conditions and proposes a direction for future research in order to provide casual leisure opportunities for individuals with severe cognitive dysfunction in order to improve their quality of life.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1053-8135 (print)
1878-6448 (electronic)
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Keywords: neurological disability, locked in syndrome, huntington's disease, leisure, sensory diet, casual leisure
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Health Sciences
ePrint ID: 154121
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
12 September 2008Published
Date Deposited: 24 May 2010 15:47
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:25

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