Activities of daily living (ADLs) refer to the common, everyday tasks people learn to do to become self-sufficient. The simple term for daily activities include bathing, eating and dressing. Every person must learn them to remain independent and healthy. As people age or become ill, the body and mind loses dexterity, balance, motor skills and the brain’s keen awareness of the body’s signals. For this reason, as people age, they need help from other human beings to accomplish them.