Inspector Morse and Lewis actor Kevin Whately and Karen Weech spoke to Daybreak about their struggle to find a care home for their mothers, who both had Alzheimer's.
Whately said too many people begin looking for a care home when they are in crisis and then become "stuck" looking at places that "won't do":
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