I know that I may be asking the proverbial "how long is a piece of string " question but I just want to get some idea of other's experiences. My partner was diagnosed at 61 and is now 65. He can no longer walk and can barely stand with support. He no longer knows me and needs feeding, has been incontinent for about 18months. When he can no longer stand I think it may be necessary for him to go into a facility where I am presuming they will keep him in bed most of the time. Being a relatively young person how long will he live? The thought of him trapped in there is heartbreaking.