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NEW! Take the Assessment for FREE!

AARP members and users with an account can take the Cognitive Assessment, Lifestyle Check-Ins and Additional Tests for FREE. And you can take the Assessment every 30 days at no cost.

Plus, earn up to 1,500 AARP Rewards points after completing the assessment and check-ins for the first time.

Legal Disclaimer: Staying Sharp, including all content and features, is offered for informational purposes and to educate users on brain health care and medical issues that may affect their daily lives. Staying Sharp is based on a holistic, lifestyle approach to brain health that encourages users to incorporate into their daily lives activities that are associated with general wellness. Nothing in the service should be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Features including the Cognitive Assessment and Lifestyle Check-Ins, Additional Tests, exercises, and challenges assess performance at a particular moment in time on certain discrete cognitive tasks. Staying Sharp games are intended for entertainment and recreational purposes only. Various factors may affect performance, including sleep, tiredness, focus, and other social, environmental, or emotional factors. Performance is not indicative of cognitive health and not predictive of future performance or medical conditions.

Cognitive Assessment

You will take a battery of science-based cognitive tests that provide snapshots of your current performance in core areas like memory, attention, and processing speed. Plan to set aside 20 minutes.

Lifestyle Check-Ins

Review 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.

Additonal Tests

Explore skills like nonverbal reasoning, spatial processing and verbal reasoning to round out your understanding of your cognitive skills today. 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.

Don't forget, you can retake the assessment and check-ins every 30 days at no cost.

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 for each test.
  • Set aside plenty of time to complete the assessment.