It's been over two years since there was evidence of dementia with my partner. It has only been three weeks since it has been confirmed. I would like some idea that if I was eligible for cares allowance, how do I get this, and how long does it take. I feel more than a little bitter about this, due to the fact that all the family had suspicions about the eventual outcome of the tests over eighteen months ago. I get the feeling that someone has saved the NHS a lot of money.