in (one's) dotage

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in (one's) dotage

In a state of senility or mental decline due to old age. My grandfather in his dotage has lately had trouble remembering our names.
See also: dotage
References in classic literature ?
And if my grandmamma wasn't in her dotage when she took to insisting on people's retiring to dark apartments, she ought to have been.
Now let's allow her to come back home and look after the Crazy Red Chick properly in her dotage.
Watching her employer, a wealthy woman in her dotage, don an absurd polka-dot dress, Rita experiences a terrible pity, forgetting for a moment her own disappointments, her own failures and regrets.