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Kara Kuntz

Kara Kuntz

Dr. Kara Kuntz is an Idaho-trained geriatrician and works for Saint Alphonsus Medical Group. She attended the University of Washington School of Medicine for medical school.

COMMENTARY

The emotional and financial cost of dementia demands our community’s attention

By: - October 11, 2021

Over 6 million Americans are living with dementia. The cost of caring for these individuals is estimated by the Alzheimer’s Association to be $355 billion in 2021. As a local geriatrician, I care for families who experience tremendous frustration over delayed diagnoses, poor efficacy of current drug therapies, lack of insurance coverage for in-home caregiving, […]