Description of Behavior

A person who is withdrawn or apathetic is someone who is socially withdrawn and is experiencing a loss of interest and motivation. Behaviors that reflect being withdrawn or apathetic might include sitting alone in one’s room, avoiding contact with others and making limited eye contact with others.

Why behavior might occur

Apathy or being withdrawn is caused by the changes that occur to the brain during the progression of dementia.

How to approach the person who is withdrawn or apathetic

Specific things to try to reduce apathy or withdrawn behaviors