Take a few minutes to check out and consider reading Growing Up is Hard to Do: Forced into Adulthood by an Aging Parent, by Sarah Khan. Her dad was hospitalized at 62, though he was still employed and went back to work after his hospitalization.
The article is online at The Atlantic website.
No matter when one morphs into an adult child, the transition is often swift and changes us forever. See my reminiscence, Becoming a Grown-Up Child, here on As Our Parents Age (top right).
Best quote: “One night I sat alone in the apartment… and wept. It finally dawned on me that I really wasn’t a kid anymore.”