Empowering you to take control of your
Brain Health. 

Did you know research shows lifestyle behaviors may have the biggest impact on brain health? Add Staying Sharp to your AARP membership and learn about healthy habits to support brain health.

What Is Staying Sharp?

Staying Sharp is a program that shows you how to incorporate the six pillars of brain health into your daily life. The pillars follow guidance from the Global Council on Brain Health whose goal is to provide simple steps people can take every day to learn about their brains and live life to the fullest. 

What Do I Get?

Discover content that explores both lifestyle and various aspects of brain health. Take a Staying Sharp Challenge, incorporate activities into your daily life, read articles, watch videos, try new recipes and play fun games.

Brain Health Assessment

Get a baseline score, learn about brain-friendly habits and take the assessment every 90 days to track progress. Developed by scientists, used by physicians, and offered by AARP 9,000 AARP Rewards points or a onetime purchase of $14. 


Our fun and interactive challenges focus on areas of brain health — memory, focus, problem-solving — and present the latest science and how to apply it to your daily life.

Videos & Meditations

Learn how a healthy lifestyle protects the brain with videos about social connections, engaging your brain, stress, exercise, sleep and eating right. Plus, enjoy Denise Austin exercise videos and meditations.

What's New

Brain Health 101

Learn about the healthy habits that help support brain health with neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, M.D.

Find Your Calm

Learn and practice ways to manage stress in tough times


AARP's Staying  Sharp has received industry recognition in multiple national award competitions, receiving accolades for videos, interactive content and site design.

Start exploring Staying Sharp today.