AARP created Staying Sharp, a program that provides evidence-based information and actions you can take to maintain and improve your brain health as you age. Choose from articles, recipes, activities, videos and fun brain games designed to fit into your daily routine.
Create your own plan by saving the actions that inspire you. Track your progress by checking off the items you complete.
Staying Sharp follows guidance from the Global Council on Brain Health, which provides trusted information and recommendations that empower people to take positive steps to maintain and improve their brain health.
The Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) is an independent collaborative of scientists, health professionals, scholars and policy experts from around the world who are working in areas of brain health related to human cognition. Convened by AARP with support from Age UK, the GCBH focuses on brain health relating to peoples’ ability to think and reason as they age, including aspects of memory, perception and judgment.
AARP Members Get
Want to Go a Step Further?
AARP members can pay a one-time special low price of $9.99 for access to the Brain Health Assessment, tested by clinicians around the world. Get personalized recommendations based on your scores. Track your results and progress over time by taking the assessment every 90 days.
For $35.99 per year, you can unlock the full version of Staying Sharp without joining AARP.
The Science Behind the Brain Health Assessment
The assessment measures the speed and accuracy of the way you think, the way you focus, the way you remember and how you make decisions. Neuroscientists validated the tasks in the assessment, which are used by clinicians all over the world. Hundreds of thousands of users have registered, so your results will explain how you’re doing compared to people of the same gender, age and years of education.