Well... if he's 62, then she's at least 82. So maybe he has to help take care of her, or maybe (since the economy is so messed up), they are living together to help keep expenses down.
It's only really in the US that living with one's family is such a big deal, in other places it's perfectly normal to have more than one generation living together. Being in the same household, doesn't necessarily mean that one isn't independent, could just be more practical not to maintain separate residences.
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Personally I would say that is simply a load of rubbish. At his age he should have his own house and not be living with his mum anymore. The only acceptions I can see at this point is if his mum is ill and need assistance, or if because of America's poor economical status he is living with his mum.
After my fathers passing, neither one of my sisters wanted to care for my aged mother. I moved back in, and took care of her for 15 wonderful years. Was it easy, no, but it was the most enlightening time I ever spent with mom. Sisters wanted mom in a "home ". I've worked at one and they are AWFUL! That's why I chose to sacrifice my time to help mom. I only wish others were as considerate with their parents, and able to remember the sacrifice that they made for them.