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Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) encompass a broad spectrum of routine tasks that individuals engage in daily to maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle. These activities can be categorized into two main groups: Personal Care ADLs and Instrumental ADLs.


Personal Care ADLs

  • The act of eating extends beyond the fulfilment of hunger. It is a fundamental ADL that ensures individuals receive the necessary nutrients for their physical well-being.
  • Eating independently contributes to a sense of autonomy and self-sufficiency.
  • Personal hygiene, as facilitated by bathing, is essential for physical health and mental well-being.
  • Regular bathing helps in the prevention of infections, maintaining skin health, and promoting an overall sense of cleanliness.
  • Dressing involves the selection and donning of appropriate clothing for various occasions, reflecting personal expression and cultural norms.
  • The ability to dress oneself is a significant aspect of personal identity and independence.

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