Chris has been cooking as part of his rehabilitation after brain injury. He values being able to prepare and enjoy good food with the people that matter to him.
As an activity of daily living that matters to Chris, cooking is used as a therapeutic tool to aid his brain injury recovery. Chris’s goals include improving his culinary knife skills and following new as well as familiar recipes using an App called RecipeKeeper https://www.recipekeeperonline.com/
Through the process of working towards these goals, Occupational Therapy has been able to focus on specific cognitive skills such as memory, attention and planning, and physical skills such as posture, balance and fine dexterity. The sessions are socially interactive with both his Occupational Therapist and his Support Worker, providing opportunities to work on speech articulation and voice projection.
Krysalis Consultancy’s creative media writer, Denise Curtis, joined Chris in his kitchen and his Occupational Therapist, Zoe, via Zoom, during lockdown.
Denise shares in ‘Talking Heads’, via the link below, what she learnt and understands regarding the role that cooking plays as part of Chris’s neuro-rehabilitation and the value he places on being able to prepare and enjoy good food with the people that matter to him.