Signs that your loved one's mental processes are slowing down can be subtle. You may notice more and more that he or she repeats themselves or can't remember where they left an item or parked the car. Over time, these symptoms can worsen to the point that you have real concerns for your loved one's safety. Once you have reached this point, it is important to know what options are available. Here are some considerations regarding what to do when your loved one is losing capacity.