wordpress statistics

AARP Staying Sharp Brain Health Subscription Review

Learn how you may be able to improve your brain health with this AARP Staying Sharp Brain Health Subscription Review. This is a partnered post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

It’s no secret that as we get older it takes more work and effort for us to do those tasks that used to be simple and routine. We become forgetful. It takes us longer to process information. We just aren’t as sharp as we once were.

I’m definitely not an expert on this topic, but I think as we become older and life slows down, our brain has to work less therefore losing its ability to be as sharp as it had been. But, there is a subscription-based platform from AARP, Staying Sharp, that provides science-based, personalized tools and recommendations that allows subscribers to track and measure their brain health.

AARP Staying Sharp Brain Health Subscription Review

Staying Sharp is a subscription-based, digital platform that promotes holistic brain health through free and premium brain games, recipes and more. It’s based on the five brain health pillars: Move, Nourish, Relax, Discover, and Connect.

The platform features new and improved tools and functionalities and is suitable for people of all ages with the goal of promoting and maintaining brain health.

Learn how you can improve your brain health in this AARP Staying Sharp Brain Health Subscription Review.

After creating an account, you will be asked to take a 20-30 minute assessment test. This test is a bit intimidating, but it will give you a general idea of your overall brain health and the areas in your life that are affecting your score negatively.

During the assessment you will take a series of tests including a reaction test, memory recognition tests, continuous performance test, digit span test, switching off attention test, maze test, and a memory recognition delayed test. These tests will gauge your brain’s cognitive performance and provide insight into how your lifestyle supports brain health. Using this information, the Staying Sharp platform will provide you with personalized recommendations based on your assessment.

Learn how you can improve your brain health in this AARP Staying Sharp Brain Health Subscription Review.

To be completely honest with you, I’m a little embarrassed at this score. I’ve always considered myself to be smart, or at least a little bit smarter than the average Joe. I graduated high school at the age of 16 after skipping a grade, so seeing this number was pretty disheartening. But thankfully it’s not the end all be all. I was able to dig in to my scores a little more to see how the platform calculated this number.

Learn how you can improve your brain health in this AARP Staying Sharp Brain Health Subscription Review.

My cognitive results are on the higher end compared with others in my same age. This score helps the user understand how the brain works.

Learn how you can improve your brain health in this AARP Staying Sharp Brain Health Subscription Review.

My lifestyle results are pretty much what I expected … on the lower end. This score is calculated based on the five pillars I mentioned earlier: move, discover, relax, nourish, and connect. Your responses to the lifestyle portion of the assessment test will impact your overall score.

The Brain Health Assessment tool is a scientifically backed, clinically-validated tool that answers the questions “How well is my brain?” and “How am I performing against others in my same demographic?” Each user will receive a unique brain health plan based on their Brain Health Assessment.

After the assessment is complete and you’ve had a chance to review the results, you’ll then be given the option to see your recommendations. This will include activities to do, recipes that promote good brain health, articles to read, and games to play that will help your brain.Learn how you can improve your brain health in this AARP Staying Sharp Brain Health Subscription Review.

Each of the activities is labeled with one of the five lifestyle pillars. You can focus on just one area, or do little bits of each area to see how it improves your overall brain health.

The annual subscription price is $35.99. I’m excited about using Staying Sharp to see if I can improve my cognitive assessment results by playing games, creating healthy recipes and following some of the recommended activities.

* Giveaway *

20 readers will have the opportunity to try out the Staying Sharp program absolutely FREE FOR 1 MONTH. To enter, leave this comment below: “I want to take the Brain Health Assessment.” Upon posting this comment below, each entrant will become eligible to win. Only one (1) entry per individual. The giveaway will end on 2/28/17 at 1:00am CST. Once the giveaway has ended, Giveaway Tools will select the winners and I will notify you via the email you entered with the link to redeem your subscription. After you are confirmed as an eligible recipient and upon claiming the gift, you will receive your free 1-month membership to Staying Sharp. If you do not cancel, then your membership will continue and the annual subscription rate (plus applicable tax) will be charged to your credit card about the same date each year that you continue your membership. You may cancel your membership and stop the billing anytime by notifying AARP by calling 888-339-5758.

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1
    robin masshole mommy says:

    My dad is an AARP member, but I am not sure if he knows about this program. I am going to tell him about it.

  2. 2

    That is SUPER awesome ! I have a family history of age related brain maladies, so I really want to keep my brain in tip top shape.

  3. 3

    I really love things like this and think it is important to keep your brain sharp! I will have to look into getting this. Good luck to all who enter your giveaway!

  4. 4

    This is so interesting. I will have to look at it more.

  5. 5
    Pam Wattenbarger says:

    This program sounds pretty interesting. It is really important to keep your brain healthy.

  6. 6

    What a beneficial resource for people of any age. I would absolutely love to learn more about my brain health.

  7. 7

    I think it sounds like a great program that will help people keep track of their mental health. It’s really important that we take better care of our brain as we grow older. This is so helpful.

  8. 8

    This program sounds beneficial and a good idea. It’s so important to work your brain and keep it healthy.

  9. 9

    Alzheimer’s runs in my family so this is something I have long been concerned about. I will have to check this out! Thanks!

  10. 10

    I love that they are offering so many tools people can use to improve themselves. Tracking this kind of data over time and trying to get a better score would be great!

  11. 11

    Of all the illnesses I am afraid of, it is the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. I think we should all start minding our brain health. Happy to know that there are tools that can be accessed to monitor brain health and cognitive ability.

  12. 12

    This sounds really amazing. I will try this app shortly.

  13. 13
    Reesa Lewandowski says:

    Oh i am intrigued what the app tells me! Even though I am not of AARP age, I feel like my brain has become mush since becoming a SAHM!

  14. 14
    Mary Edwards says:

    I’m not quite the AARP age yet, but I’m sharing this with my older siblings (and parents). Brain health is super important. Can’t wait to see what score I get

  15. 15

    This panel to determine your brain health score is so important. I will tell my husband who is a little older to take the test to see how sharp he still is.

  16. 16

    I will definitely have to look into this further! I am an AARP member.

  17. 17
    Our Family World says:

    I’m afraid to check out my brain health haha lol. This is really interesting! I should let my husband take the test first before m! lol

  18. 18

    My husband used something similar to this a few years ago. It was just to boost brain function in general. He loved it. If it’s anything like that, I can attest to its benefits.

  19. 19

    I totally need to do this and then active work to strengthen my brain!!

  20. 20

    I guess I am still pretty young but I am not getting any younger. I want to work on ways on keeping my brain sharp now!

Speak Your Mind