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.
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The trend is definitely towards fathering babies in your dotage - at least if you have got a few bob.
You're hardly in your dotage, but at 38, time is a wasting where egg-perkiness is concerned.
WILLIAM BANKS, Seghill, Northumberland IN YOUR DOTAGE THEY say in your dotage there are many things you can't do, But speaking from experience that's not entirely true.
LIANNE, Birmingham A IF all your friends, like you, chose not to have families, you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone to care for you in your dotage, no matter how much you could afford to pay.
There is nothing cool about hating your job and doing nothing about it" and "the idea of working in unfulfilling jobs during your youthful years so that you can enjoy some golf and cribbage in your dotage has to be one of the most depressing thoughts there is.
But watch that one, or you and Deirdre are destined never to be dotty in your dotage.