All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. - Psalm 139:16

Reaching the Unreachable: Devotions for Alzheimer's Patients and Their Caregivers

Robert Charles Van Norstrand, Pastor Emeritus WELS

This devotional series is for all caregivers who want more meaningful and satisfying visits with their dear ones who are afflicted with Alzheimer's.

Scripture passages in the devotions are quoted from the New International Version of the Bible. Included in this series is a helpful guide to use as you and your loved one gather together to share God's Word.

It is our fervent desire that, as you continue to pray with your beloved through these devotions, you will discover the peace only the Lord can give.

True connecting with each other as you share God's Word is not only possible but promised by our loving Savior. His Word is powerful! We all need our faith nurtured frequently in order to remain strong in times of adversity.

As you share these devotions, be patient and persistent. You may not see immediate results; sometimes the timing is clearly wrong. Try again later on using an opportune moment the Lord gives you.

Finally, seek the Lord's help through prayer knowing this is the assurance we have in approaching God, if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us (1 John 5:14).


NOTE: Each section is available in .pdf format. To view them, you must first have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. This program is free to download.


  • Click Here for the Complete Devotional Series
  • (.pdf format)


    Click on Each Section As Follows:

  • Introduction (.pdf format)
  • Connecting with a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's (.pdf format)
  • Suggested devotion guide (.pdf format)
  • Devotion 1: Go to Jesus when feeling anxious (.pdf format)
  • Devotion 2: Go to Jesus when feeling angry (.pdf format)
  • Devotion 3: Go to Jesus when feeling grief (.pdf format)
  • Devotion 4: Go to Jesus when feeling lonely (.pdf format)
  • Devotion 5: Go to Jesus when feeling worthless (.pdf format)
  • Devotion 6: Go to Jesus when you are afraid (.pdf format)
  • Devotion 7: Go to Jesus when in doubt (.pdf format)
  • Devotion 8: Go to Jesus when troubled by sin (.pdf format)
  • Devotion 9: Go to Jesus to find life's purpose (.pdf format)
  • Devotion 10: Go to Jesus to find the truth (.pdf format)
  • Devotion 11: Go to Jesus when seeking hope (.pdf format)
  • Devotion 12: Go to Jesus for an abiding faith (.pdf format)
  • Devotion 13: Go to Jesus to find love (.pdf format)
  • Devotion 14: Go to Jesus, our Good Shepherd (.pdf format)
  • Devotion 15: Go to Jesus to learn of his passion (.pdf format)
  • Devotion 16: Go to Jesus and learn of his resurrection (.pdf format)
  • Suggested opening prayers (.pdf format)
  • Suggested closing prayers (.pdf format)
  • Acknowledgments (.pdf format)

  • Other CLR Resources:

  • Caring for an Aging Loved One
  • Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer's
  • Caregiving: Christian Helping and Coping
  • Carrying Burdens & Euthanasia - A Bible Study

  • Christian Life Resources

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