Explore the Cognitive Assessment
and Lifestyle Check-Ins
Limited-Time Offer! AARP Staying Sharp users celebrate Brain Awareness Month and take the assessment for FREE June 1, 2023 - June 30, 2023.
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You will take a battery of science-based cognitive tests which assess core areas like memory, attention, and processing speed. Plan to set aside 20 minutes.
Lifestyle Check-Ins allow you to understand your personal habits around the six pillars of brain health: Be social, Engage your brain, Manage stress, Ongoing execise, Restorative sleep and Eat right. Plan to set aside 20 minutes.
A second suite of tests will explore additional skills like non-verbal reasoning, spatial processing, verbal reasoning, to round out your understanding of your cognitive skills. Plan to set aside 20 minutes.
Why take the Cognitive Assessment
and Lifestyle Check-Ins?
Knowledge is power. Taking the Cognitive Assessment and Lifestyle Check-Ins can give you a view into how you’re performing today and enable you to learn about strategies to help support brain health as you age.
To prepare for the assessment, please consider these guidelines:
- Find a quiet room with no distractions. Put your pets in another room and switch your phone to silent mode.
- Get a good night's sleep the day before taking the assessment so you are well rested.
- Pay careful attention to the instructions before each test.
- Set aside at least 40 minutes to complete the assessment.
Review Your Cognitive Score
Your results are a snapshot of how your brain performed in five key areas: processing speed, sustained attention, working memory, cognitive flexibility and recognition memory.
The Cognitive Assessment and Lifestyle Check-Ins are available to retake every 30 days.