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FenceIt may surprise people to know that there are a significant number of young people barely out of their teens who have become caregivers for their grandparents. Many of these young people were raised by their grandparents. In other instances, the grandchild becomes the primary caregiver because he or she lives closer to the elder than other family members. Sometimes, it's simply because a particular grandchild feels close to the grandparent and has the "caregiver personality."

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