AARP Staying Sharp

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About this app

Need to learn a variety of healthy-lifestyle skills?

The AARP™ Staying Sharp® app is based on a holistic, lifestyle-based approach to brain health and features expert advice on memory, focus and more.

Are you sometimes irritated by little memory slips like forgetting where you placed your keys or phone? In our “Memory Loss – Is it Inevitable?” challenge, you can learn how memory works.

In addition, our Digital Declutter challenge teaches you ways to manage your digital world. Discover strategies for shifting technology away from being a distracting force in your life and into something that helps you live life more fully.

And if you’re tired of forgetting details about new people you meet, our Faces & Names challenge can help you learn the secrets of those impressive people who never forget a name.

Staying Sharp challenges align with guidance from AARP’s Global Council on Brain Health, an independent collaborative of scientists, doctors, scholars and policy experts. Each challenge starts with a video outlining what research and experts say about strengthening memory and building healthy habits. You then follow a series of steps to learn brain-healthy habits and discover easy activities that you can incorporate into your life.

Here’s what the app lets you do:

Take challenges that are designed to help you learn about the brain and its ongoing health, including tips to incorporate healthy habits into your daily life.

Take Staying Sharp challenges on the go.

Your progress will be saved, no matter where you start or stop your challenge. And that works on a smartphone, computer or tablet.

Who can use the app?

Anyone can download and preview the Staying Sharp® app. AARP members and other authorized users have access to it.

Plus, there’s more. Access includes the following:

* Take the challenges to earn AARP Rewards points*. This loyalty program lets you gain points for participating in activities, including eligible Staying Sharp challenges.

* Easily bookmark content using the My Favorites feature.

* Take advantage of easy access to the AARP Now app. This app lets users tap into news, events and savings, plus earn AARP Rewards points.

*Unused AARP Rewards points expire 12 months after they are earned, in monthly batches on a rolling basis.

About Staying Sharp and AARP

Staying Sharp is an AARP program that shows you how to incorporate the six pillars of brain health into your life. Staying Sharp empowers you to develop meaningful and lasting brain-healthy practices that are based on these pillars: Be social, Eat right, Manage stress, do Ongoing exercise, get Restorative sleep and Engage your brain.

The program has received industry recognition in multiple national competitions — including the Digital Health Awards and eHealthcare Awards — earning accolades for videos, interactive content and site design.

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to the more than 100 million Americans 50-plus and their families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

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Updated on
Nov 14, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

350 reviews
Dawn Jung
April 21, 2024
Greetings! This is a great app & very useful as well as interesting. I noticed Jeannie's post from 3/13 having trouble starting the quizzes. I also had a problem, but I changed my font settings on my phone settings back to normal rather than large & and the app works great after minor adjustment. 👍 Try it! You'll like it!
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Jeanie M. Neal
March 13, 2024
The app overall seems quite good, but I was unable to use it. None of the pre challenge quizzes load properly - I cannot scroll to the bottom of the screen to START a quiz. So all I can do in the app is browse the challenges. =(
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Tara Chapman
March 1, 2024
I'm very glad that I signed up with AARP, all the things you can use with it is great. Staying Sharp is very helpful also, its gives you great information. Exercise, yoga and different things for great to use. As well as the Mind games they have to help with your memory.
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What's new

Bug fixes