Renowned Geropsychiatric Nurse and Researcher Dr. Linda Garand Passes Away

Board-certified gerontological clinical nurse specialist Linda Garand, PhD, R.N., GCNS-BC, has passed away. Let’s see How did Renowned Geropsychiatric Nurse and Researcher Dr. Linda Garand die and Dr. Linda Garand Cause of death in detail.


How did Dr. Linda Garand die?

The board-certified gerontological clinical nurse specialist Linda Garand, PhD, R.N., GCNS-BC, passed away on March 18, 2023.

Duquesne University School of Nursing Dean Mary Ellen Glasgow shared the devastating news on Facebook,

“It was with the utmost sadness that I inform you that Dr. Linda Garand passed away on March 18th. Please keep Dr. Garand and her husband, Ben, in your prayers.

Dr. Garand will be remembered for her kindness, love of nursing science, and sense of humor.

#DUNursing will have a memorial service in the Duquesne University Chapel of the Holy Spirit in the near future. We will provide details once they are finalized.”

Dr. Linda Garand Cause of death

We regret having to let you know that Dr. Linda Garand has passed away. Many thought Dr. Linda Garand had a warm disposition. Given the recent news, many people must be interested in learning Dr. Linda Garand cause of death. The specific Dr. Linda Garand cause of death is still unknown. We’ll update this article as soon as we learn more details.


Who was Dr. Linda Garand?

Linda Garand, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, an associate professor in the School of Nursing, has degrees in nursing from the Universities of Iowa and Pittsburgh, as well as a post-doctoral fellowship in geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Garand received a lot of national attention for her contributions to the field of geropsychiatric nursing. She published a lot of writing and presented her findings at scientific meetings and international consortiums.

Her effectiveness as a teacher received consistently high marks from peers and students. Her studies primarily focused on the mental health and well-being of family members who care for people who have a cognitive impairment, including those who have Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, and traumatic brain injuries.

She conducted a randomized clinical trial (RCT) of a preventive, problem-solving training (PST)-based mental health intervention with family carers of people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI, a precursor to some forms of dementia) or early dementia with funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), after which she described the nature and extent of psychiatric morbidity and burden among spouses of people with MCI (MCI, a precursor to some forms of dementia).

Caregivers who received the PST intervention reported significantly lower levels of load and depression over a one-year follow-up period than those who received the comparison intervention. The United States Department of Defense also presented Dr. Garand with a Peer Approved Alzheimer’s Research Program Award through the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. Dr. Garand will be remembered for her wit, empathy, and enthusiasm for nursing science.

Tributes to Dr. Linda Garand

Many people expressed their profound sympathies to her family and expressed how much they loved her.

Cindy commented,

“Linda was a wonderful person. If anyone was working on a class or a project that was clearly overwhelming, she would walk in with her traditional greeting, “Hi Kid!” And then remind us that we can do it!”

Abby kra commented,

“I am at a loss for words since I heard the news over the weekend. For three years Dr Garand supported me and loved me from up close and afar throughout my PhD program. She was kind and gentle, gifted, and brilliant. She will be missed by all who knew her. Sending love to Ben and all of her loved ones – family and those like family. May her memory be for a blessing. 💔

One of the worst things anyone can go through in life is losing a loved one. Any journey must have a destination at the end. The person’s time on earth has regrettably come to an end now that they have died. We wish her eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to her loved ones, family, friends. May she rest in peace.

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