Read AARP The Magazine, the AARP Bulletin and lifestyle newsletters in our free Publications app. Download today.
Bad choices and everyday missteps could harm your cognition. Here's how to combat several of them.
Read the Global Council on Brain Health Report
How behavior changes help brain health
Music, the Brain And Staying Sharp
The connection between music and the brain
Discover How to Disrupt Dementia
Funding research for the cure
Live a Healthy Life With These Ideas
Tips on how to improve your well-being
Use the S.H.A.R.P. method to kick-start a healthy way of eating
An overall healthy diet is best, but a few foods stand out for their brain-health benefits
Eating lots of salty, sugary and high-fat snacks could impact your memory after midlife
Faster pace, even with fewer steps, may also offer brain benefits, research suggests
Could hearing aids help protect the brain? (Adapted from AARP's 'Hearing Loss for Dummies')
New research suggests discrimination is linked to memory decline in middle-aged adults
Physical activity can boost memory, improve thinking, even lower dementia risks
New research reveals a link between vision loss and dementia
You check your blood pressure and cholesterol — why not check your brain function too?
Researchers suggest travel therapy may benefit adults living with dementia
More research finds an association between the annual shot and a reduced likelihood of dementia
Research is revealing the toll falling estrogen can take on brain health
Preventing and recognizing signs of the medical emergency are key
For older adults, this condition can hit hard during routine hospital stays
The pandemic can be hard on your memory, too. Here, from a new report, are tips for building resiliency
Individuals detail their symptoms in the early stages of the disease
Knowledge is power, but commitment is key when it comes to making brain-boosting changes
Medical reporter says lifestyle changes are the key to people's resilience
Focusing on the present moment can help you quiet anxiety and find perspective
AARP collaborative council finds little value — but lots of expense — in would-be memory boosters
Tips to help you avoid the nightmare of tossing and turning
Featured AARP Member Benefits
See All >
Determine your healthy weight
AARP® Staying Sharp®
Activities, healthy recipes, games and more through AARP Staying Sharp®
AARP Hearing Center
Tips and tools for living well with hearing loss
You are leaving AARP.org and going to the website of our trusted provider. The provider’s terms, conditions and policies apply. Please return to AARP.org to learn more about other benefits.
Your email address is now confirmed.
You'll start receiving the latest news, benefits, events, and programs related to AARP's mission to empower people to choose how they live as they age.
You can also manage your communication preferences by updating your account at anytime. You will be asked to register or log in.
In the next 24 hours, you will receive an email to confirm your subscription to receive emails
related to AARP volunteering. Once you confirm that subscription, you will regularly
receive communications related to AARP volunteering. In the meantime, please feel free
to search for ways to make a difference in your community at