Whereas in Europe, particularly France and Italy, it's been the norm for women to continue to wear beautiful, sexy lingerie even into dotage, in America it's considered almost distasteful.
It was demonstrated by the destruction of the Eastern and the dotage of the Western Empire, and by the new papal policy which Nicholas V.
M Blot, with a view of showing that his theological writings were the productions of his dotage, has fixed their date between 1712 and 1719.
The contemptuously respectful attitude of the younger men to the old man in his dotage was expressed in the highest degree by the behavior of Chichagov, who knew of the accusations that were being directed against Kutuzov.
When in 1867 he attempted to head a rising, he was captured and condemned to death, but spared on the ground that he was in his dotage.