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 ?
I may be an old woman, but I am not in my dotage yet
Many, many years ago a work colleague warned I would look like Albert Steptoe in my dotage.
When I am in my dotage I do not want to be sitting in the dark with one of David Cameron's wind machines coughing and spluttering in my back garden.
How nice in my dotage to drag my arthritic limbs out of bed for the long commute.
Oh, it was going to be one of those moments that I'd remember in my dotage, a beautiful testimony of the devotion that binds our family.
Now I may be getting forgetful in my dotage, but I don't recall in 1974 that there was any big push from FIFA to ensure that Tony Currie and Colin Bell would be on show in the finals in West Germany.
Even in my dotage I haven't lost the knack of sealing a good deal, and if you're interested in buying a horse, check out my website.