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Term: Late-Loss Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

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Last Updated: 2011-02-22


Dependence in activities of daily living typically follow a certain sequence; people first become dependent in early-loss ADLs (e.g., dressing, personal hygiene), followed by dependence in middle-loss (transfer, locomotion, toilet use), and, finally late-loss (eating and being mobile in bed) ADLs.

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