Even though he doesn't remember her, Allysa visits her senile grandfather every Sunday because it brings him so much joy in that moment.
When an old person is no longer able to remember things, this can be an example of someone who issenile.
- of, typical of, or resulting from old age: now chiefly medical
- showing the marked deterioration often accompanying old age, esp. mental impairment characterized by confusion, memory loss, etc.
- Geol. nearing the end of an erosion cycle
Origin of senileClassical Latin senilis from senex, old: see senate
- a. Relating to or having diminished cognitive function, as when memory is impaired, because of old age.b. Being a disease or condition whose cause is primarily advanced age: senile cataracts.
- Geology At the end of an erosion cycle: senile soil.
Origin of senileLatin senīlis proper to or characteristic of old people, aged from senex sen- old ; see sen- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more senile, superlative most senile)