My husband has a number of health issues. He 's still independent but needs some help getting dressed etc. I've noticed his memory has been declining for a number of years. Nothing really bad yet. He forgets some conversations or events. Sometimes he fills in the blanks with things he thinks happened but didn't. He'll remember going somewhere but not what we did there so he'll make up the details and it becomes real for him. I'll tell him about something amusing that I saw or experienced and eventually, in his memory, it becomes something he saw or experienced. Other things he remembers accurately.
It's getting worse though so I'd like to get him tested so there is a baseline for future reference, but I'm at a complete loss as to how to have that conversation with him.
He's so supremely confident and sure about the things he mis-remembers that he can convince anyone (including himself) that that's how it actually was, so I know he isn't going to take any conversation about his memory with good grace.
Does anyone have any advice?