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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), pp. 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.

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Published date: 12 September 2008
Keywords: neurological disability, locked in syndrome, huntington's disease, leisure, sensory diet, casual leisure


Local EPrints ID: 154121
ISSN: 1053-8135
PURE UUID: 3ac96824-7ed5-4431-8aca-81562a1ae117

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Date deposited: 24 May 2010 15:47
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:47

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Author: Anne Fenech
Author: Mark Baker

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