Caregiving is near and dear to me and also my guest on this episode of the podcast. Unfortunately, this will most likely impact your life if it has not already. Karla Hult, Alzheimer’s advocate and reporter for KARE 11 (Twin Cities NBC affiliate) joins us to share her personal journey caring for her father as he battled and ultimately lost his battle with Alzheimer’s. Since the diagnosis of her father she has been dedicated to bringing awareness to the disease that impacts more lives than that of breast cancer.
Karla recently put together a journalistic piece highlighting her family’s journey with Alzheimer’s. You can view this piece: KARE 11 Alzheimer’s Special Report with Karla Hult
More than 5 million people of all ages live with this disease that does not have a cure.
13.8 million people will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s by 2050 according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
$244 BILLION worth of care is provided by families and other unpaid caregivers.
Statistical Source: https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/facts-figures
Karla Hult loves living and reporting in her home state of Minnesota. She’s forever inspired by the character and courage of the people she meets on most every story.
Karla attended St. Olaf College, where she graduated magna cum laude with a double major in English and Political Science. At St. Olaf, she was also inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. She later graduated with a Master’s of International Affairs from Columbia University in New York, where she also earned a writing fellowship.
Karla worked as a newspaper reporter before embarking on her television journalism career. She returned to her home state for a reporting job at WCCO-TV before deciding to cross the street to her “T.V. home” at KARE 11.
At KARE, Karla has received multiple awards, including the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Political Journalism. But she remains most proud of her advocacy work against Alzheimer’s Disease and for refugees.
When Karla is not working, advocating or traveling the world, she and her husband Gary are busy raising their two daughters.
You can follow Karla on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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