AARP Staying Sharp 4+

Companion app to Staying Sharp


Designed for iPhone

    • 4.7 • 1.8K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Need to learn a variety of healthy-lifestyle skills?  
The 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 Is My Memory Normal? challenge, you can learn how memory works. Plus, play a fun interactive digital exercise.
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 to 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 incredible people who never forget a name.

Here’s what the app lets you do:

Take science-based brain health challenges

Staying Sharp takes a holistic, lifestyle-based approach to brain health, using a rigorous scientific review process as well as overarching guidance from the Global Council on Brain Health, an independent collaborative of scientists, doctors, scholars and policy experts. In addition, a Staying Sharp advisory board of experts helps guide and advise on our content. 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, use interactive tools and exercises, and discover easy activities that you can incorporate into your life.

Take Staying Sharp brain health challenges on the go.

It doesn’t matter where you start or stop your challenge. Your progress will be saved — whether you are on a smartphone, computer or tablet.

Who can use the app?

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

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

* Take the Brain Health 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 Plan 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.

About Staying Sharp and AARP

An AARP member benefit, Staying Sharp is a 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 award 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 to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families — with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. The association also produces a range of digital and print media, including the nation's largest-circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and the AARP Bulletin.

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What’s New

Version 1.6

- Join AARP via Apple in-app purchase
- Bug fixes & improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Eyeless Fish ,

Not quite accessible for the blind

This app could be really good. The information is accessible. But the games are not. Are use a screen reader, and the games are not accessible. The screen reader can’t read what’s on the game screen. I hope this makes sense. It’s The middle of the night right now, so my brains not all here. But if you could make it the games accessible as well for the blind. That would be awesome.

foursistersonly ,

Best app there is!

I love this app! There is so much valuable information, from all aspects of health and well being. It is so user friendly, easy to read and follow. Great narrators with so many interesting topics to choose from. Mind sharpening skills, pleasant soothing voices to meditate, practice breath work, nutrition. Well laid out and so enjoyable to use!

Lynn58 ,

Great tool to help oneself!

This has such a broad range of activities to help keep me motivated and active. There’s no excuse to not being able to get up and move around. Can’t make it to the gym, exercise at home. To relieve stress, anxiety and just relax there are audio and video aids available.
Great tool to help oneself.

App Privacy

The developer, AARP, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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