Sharon Cecelia Smith believed her years as a professional caregiver in nursing homes would enable her to slide naturally into the role of sole caregiver to her father. But Alzheimer’s is a cruel disease. It twisted her father’s personality and spouted hurtful words that cut her to the core. And how could it not? She was still his daughter, and he was her beloved Papa. This powerful memoir, which includes journal entries and poetry, is an unflinching look at the toll exacted on caregivers.