Withdrawal from work or social activities. Each of us, at some point in our lives, will want to retreat from a busy or stressful situation. People with Alzheimer’s disease might start to withdraw even from activities that they love, such as hobbies or sports. They might be afraid of the changes happening to them, and withdraw from social situations because of this fear. They might forget details about something they used to like to do, and they might not be able to remember how to play a favorite game.