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AARP's Approach to Brain Health

AARP Staying Sharp is a program that provides you with content, tools and activities to learn about supporting brain health as you age.

Get to know all that Staying Sharp has to offer. Try our challenges, incorporate new exercises into your routine and check out our cooking videos. Enjoy the benefits of Staying Sharp. AARP members get even more!

Staying Sharp’s Six Pillars of Brain Health

Science tells us that a healthy lifestyle may help protect the brain. Practice these six pillars for better brain health and "BE MORE" with Staying Sharp.

Be Social

Engage Your Brain

Manage Stress

Ongoing Exercise

Restorative Sleep

Eat Right

AARP Members Get More

  • Exclusive challenges that share practical skills
  • Bonus recipes with brain-friendly ingredients
  • TED Talks videos offering engaging content
  • Daily activities to engage your mind and body
  • Additional meditations to calm the mind

Plus, exclusive games and puzzles that are fun and entertaining.

Cognitive Assessment

Take the Cognitive Assessment and Lifestyle Check-Ins. Then try the Additional Tests to evaluate even more elements of cognition. There are 13 tests in all.    

Start exploring Staying Sharp today.