There are a number of biological processes in our body involved in regulating our sleep.  One of the most important components of this system is our internal body clock.  There is a part of the brain called the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN for short) that serves as a “master clock”.  The SCN keeps our body on a regular, 24-hour rhythm.
Almost everything in the body follows a 24-hour rhythm.

Body temperature follows a daily rhythm.  Our coolest point occurs early in the morning.  And our temperature peaks in the early part of the night.
Many hormones in our bod…

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This continues the blog series from the team at Friends Life Care.  It was spurred by the Pandemic and social distancing.  And it features things we are doing to adapt to changes Covid-19 has brought our way.
Video Party Planning Guide
If you were thinking about how to hold a party when you can’t physically get together with family and friends, then you will appreciate this video.  With all the birthdays, graduations and summer get-togethers we usually enjoy, having a virtual party is a great way to continue to celebrate important milestones. Also – it can be a lot of …

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This post continues the series written by the Friends Life Care team for you.  It is being posted on Mother’s Day in recognition of all Mothers everywhere.
When My World Came to a Halt
I know I’m not alone when I say Covid 19 has brought my world to a halt. I am a mom of 4, with a sophomore in college, two 6th graders and a fourth grader. To say I am used to running around is an understatement.
Found My Happy Place
When schools closed — College too — and businesses encouraged workers to stay home, and all extracurricular activities were cancelled, I found myself in…

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ALERT – Coronavirus

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March 3rd, 2020 Uncategorized No Comments
coronavirus disease

The whole world is watching developments of the coronavirus — officially named 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV.  Friends Life Care cares about your health and wellbeing.  We are posting this alert with basic information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) so you can be more knowledgeable about this serious illness.

As of this writing, there have been 92,312 confirmed cases and 3,131 deaths.  The majority of these cases are in mainland China where the illness was first identified in December 2019.…

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Don’t Fall for It –

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February 4th, 2020 Uncategorized No Comments

Underestimating the impact of even a single stumble or fall can be more serious than you know
Nationally, falls are THE most common reason that people over 65 years of age go to the emergency room and are hospitalized. (source: National Council on Aging)

The team at Friends Life Care has an important goal.  That goal is help educate older adults about things that they can do to thrive at home as they age.  In addition, Friends Life Care has a special commitment to members,  Friends Life Care is founded on the mission to help all members age in place and live the best…

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