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Gale Sayers Traveling to Bears100 Ceremony ... Despite 'Severe Dementia'

NFL Hall of Famer Gale Sayers will travel to Chicago for a special Bears100 celebration -- despite suffering from "severe dementia," this according to his wife.

The 76-year-old legend was diagnosed roughly 5 years ago, Ardie Sayers told The Athletic ... but his condition has gotten drastically worse over time.

Sayers had spent time living in an assisted living facility -- but that didn't work out ... so now he's back at home with his 83-year-old wife.

Ardie says Gale struggles with speech and movement ... and no longer signs autographs because he can't write.