I hate thinking this way - is it better to have an idea of timescales or not to think about it? Articles say 'within 10 years' or 6-8 years (re CBD) but is that your experience? In general I think it's good to find out as much practical information as you can, although it's getting me down this week. I wasn't able to help dad - very confused and anxious when I visited him in the home the other night and he wasn't comforted at all by my being there but then I don't think he knows me a lot of the time. Not that it's about me obviously, poor man. Sorry to moan - this is a very supportive forum - grateful for the posts!