Recently a famous actor here called Jun Negami died.
His wife Peggy Hayama, a famous singer, was
talking about her husband on TV a few days ago.
She said MADARA BOKE. It was the first time I heard
the word, but I could easily figure out the meaning.
MADARA is 'dapple', 'mottle' or 'spots' according to
my dictionary. I think MADARA sometimes means 'not
constant'. BOKE is senility. Thus 'inconsistent
senility'. He knows things quite well now, but in
twenty minutes he is quite senile. But soon OK.
Some thing like that I think. Do you have a term
for that? inconsistent senility
"intermittently senile" (madara boke?)
"going senile" (boketsutsu)
"partially senile" (nakaba boke?)
"a bit potty" (yaya boketeiru)