Originally Posted by MooreBonds
....to help convince them that maybe they aren't quite as able as they used to be and it's time to pass the responsibility?
Some of this testing can be done by a neuro-psychologist.
Once something like any type of dementia is setting in, many individuals have little insight into their own deficits as the deficits progress. They will believe that there is nothing wrong with them beyond, perhaps, the aggravation of a little short-term memory loss.
It will help you to know the results of your loved one's testing, but for some types of dementia, your loved one may discount, disbelieve, or revise the conclusions.