Little support for carers living with partners who have Alzheimer's
6 March 2014 Last updated at 17:06 GMT
The charity Age UK has made claims that hundreds of millions of pounds have been cut from budgets over the past four years, leaving many old people without essential help.
Vivian Galley gave up work to care for her husband Bill when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
The couple had been living off savings, until they ran out, leaving them reliant on their local authority for help.
Vivian explains how she copes with the challenges of living with a husband who has Alzheimer's.