affiliated with the university, PhDFormer name: Maria Landqvist

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry
  • Geriatrics


Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) constitutes a spectrum of neurodegenerative disorders associated with degeneration of, predominantly, the frontal and temporal lobes. Prominent symptoms include personality and behavioral changes as well as language disturbances. The clinical heterogeneity is evident, and early diagnosis is a challenge. Frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) is the neuropathologic umbrella term for these genetically and neuropathologically heterogeneous disorders, which as a group constitute a common cause of dementia, particularly in younger individuals. 

My main research goals are to study underlying factors, symptom development, clinicopathological correlation, morphological and molecular substrate in different neurocognitive disorders, with special focus on FTD, in order to improve clinical diagnostics as well as define heredity and clinical profiles in need of specific care and treatment.

Recent research outputs

Bonham, L. W., International FTD-Genomics Consortium (IFGC), MARIA LANDQVIST WALDÖ, Nilsson, K., Nilsson, C. & Singleton, A. B., 2019 Jul, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 10854 .

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

R. Smith, A. F. Santillo, M. Landqvist Waldö, O. Strandberg, D. Berron, S. Vestberg, D. van Westen, van Swieten, J., Honer, M. & O. Hansson, 2019 Apr 15, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 6082.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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