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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 stimulate and support the brain as you age. Create a path that works for your daily lifestyle.

Get to know all that Staying Sharp has to offer. Try our Brain Health Challenges, incorporate new exercises into your routine, or check out our fun cooking videos. You have access to this and so much more.

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Staying Sharp’s Six Pillars of Brain Health

A healthy lifestyle protects 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

  • Brain Health Challenges to learn about practical skills you can use in your daily life.
  • Articles on how challenging your mind and keeping your body in optimal health.
  • Activities you can easily apply in your daily life.
  • Recipes to help nourish your brain.
  • Videos such as TED Talks videos to motivate and inspire.
  • Games that are challenging and fun.
  • A plan you create by choosing activities and exercises that fit your lifestyle.

Want to Go a Step Further?

AARP members can make a one-time purchase of $7.00 for access to the Brain Health Assessment. Alternatively, members can redeem 9,000 AARP Rewards points. Take the Assessment to get a snapshot of how your brain performs based on five scientifically researched tests and a lifestyle questionnaire. Then follow your personalized recommendations and take the assessment every 90 days.

For $35.99 per year, you can unlock Staying Sharp and the assessment without joining AARP.


The Brain Health Assessment

The Assessment evaluates your lifestyle habits, measures your memory, decision-making as well as speed and accuracy of the way you think. It provides a brain health score along with personal recommendations. 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.

Start exploring Staying Sharp today.